The Perpetuum mobile is also in the building is not in sight yet, but the market is working. A very young step in this direction is the passive house in Germany. The concept consistently implements the request, optimally exploit installed a living energy or to minimize consumption. Objectives, which determine the philosophy of Ahlener consulting and distribution company MINERGA for about 20 years. No wonder that the MINERGA AG now goes after a phase of development in the distribution of passive houses for the German market. With special construction, significantly improved thermal insulation, controlled ventilation and exhaust with heat recovery or rainwater harvesting MINERGA turned out early as a trendsetter. Today such features E.g. for low energy House are legally enshrined and flowed as a benchmark in the energy state of the art.

The passive house goes one step further. A big step, as shown in the views of the energy balance. The Ahlen announce about 80 percent less fuel consumption than in the low-energy House. Educate yourself with thoughts from Bruce Schanzer. Pro Square feet of living space to the MINERGA passive house only about 1.5 litres of oil or 1.5 cubic meters natural gas consume the year mind you. This should be a strong argument at a time when energy consumption and its cost in many ways win existential meaning. These values are achieved with an advanced insulation and sealing the building envelope and the consistent switching of thermal bridges.

As a result, the passive house is equipped with a controlled ventilation and exhaust. Positive side effect: avoid mold damage due to human error of ventilation, a proper building climate promotes the living comfort and with appropriate filtering, the system complies with even the needs of allergy sufferers. That apart from the deliberate choice of construction materials and their processing, just extremely reduced energy consumption is an environmental argument, is obvious. MINERGA announces for its passive houses with solar energy consumption reduced 200 to 300 percent less CO2 emissions than in the Low-energy House. With the launch of sales in Germany the MINERGA AG is trendsetter in this country, but our neighbours in Austria and of Switzerland, the passive house technology is introduced for a long time. This not only in the solid or prefabricated houses for one or two family home, but also public buildings, kindergartens or corporate buildings. The MINERGA AG is involved for nearly 20 years in the planning and implementation of houses. At the beginning of the 1990s the company laid the foundation stone for a first Minergie building, an apartment building in floor construction with low-energy building standard. MINERGA then brought together the expertise of planners, engineers, and craftsmen using technologies proven in the market, construction methods and materials. Only a logical continuation of this company policy is that the Ahlen company devoted now also distributing passive houses.