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Active House – the how-to's

This paper is a first hand account from the project managers of VELUX Group's six model Active Houses, a collection of houses in five European countries which are energy efficient, eco-friendly and have good indoor environments. The paper details how best to run an Active House, covering how to design the home, how to run the heating and cooling systems, how to manage hybrid ventilation systems, how to ensure a steady flow of sunlight but protect against overheating, and how to manage the technical control systems.

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