Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

The thermal insulation of the passive house is one of the most important elements at design and construction of protecting designs. Designs of walls, roofs, the base should meet high requirements of thermal resistance. The material and thickness of a heat-insulation layer are defined according to requirements on which, factor of a heat transfer of a protecting design of “U” should not exceed value of 0,15 W/sq.m * K.

Very important factor at design and construction of the passive house is achievement of integrity and contiguity of a heat-insulation layer as, one of requirements of the passive house is tightness. In other words, the thermal insulation should keep within densely and without gaps on all external surface of a building, and as though form an integral cover.

Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

Integrity of an insulating layer

“Cold bridges”

Such approach allows to avoid emergence of “cold bridges”. Bridges of cold arise in places of a rupture of an insulating layer or because of application of difficult constructive elements in architecture. They bring to uncontrollable loss of heat and considerably worsen thermal balance of a building. Therefore as the terrace, a balcony is etc. recommended to design such architectural elements of the house in the form of separate extensions irrespective of the main building.

Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

The scheme of loss of heat via the cold bridge

Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

cold bridges on a balcony in an infra-red picture

Potentially dangerous areas for formation of the bridge of cold are junctions between various types of protecting designs (a wall and the base, a wall and a roof, etc.). For prevention of emergence of bridges of cold it is necessary to adhere to certain rules.

For isolation of a floor of the passive house often use пеностекло. This material possesses good heatinsulating properties and is capable to maintain big loadings.

Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

Options of realization of a thermal insulation of the base

It is very important to achieve integrity of an insulating cover in places of a support of a roof. For these purposes establish an additional framework.

Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

Thermal insulation of connection of a roof and wall

Important role in ensuring reliable and continuous isolation the correct landing of a window is. The frame of a window should support the main wall of the house and fastens directly to a heat-insulation layer.

Thermal insulation applied in construction of the passive house

Thermal insulation round windows

The materials applied to a thermal insulation of the passive house

There is a set of materials which can be applied to a thermal insulation in passive construction. The main requirements to them: durability, reliability, environmental friendliness and pozharobezopasnost. It is necessary to consider that for ensuring necessary thermal resistance the chosen material should have the corresponding thickness.

The name Thickness the Pressed straw of 55 cm of Penosteklo of 52 cm of the Plate from a cortical tree of 30 cm Mineral cotton wool of 26-28 cm Polyfoam of 25-28 cm of Ekstrudirovanny expanded polystyrene of 23 cm Vacuum isolation of 4-5 cm

The list of materials is provided in the table, and the corresponding thickness of a layer for ensuring factor of heat conductivity is not higher than 0,15 W/sq.m * K for a protecting design of the passive house.

Wide circulation as a heatinsulating material received пеностекло. It use in the form of plates in thickness from 20 to 50 see. The vacuum isolation representing panels with pumped-out air has the smallest thickness.

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Materials applied as isolation at construction of the passive house

At an appropriate thermal insulation of the passive house it is possible to reduce power consumption considerably. As a result of heatloss through protecting surfaces do not exceed 15 kW · h/m? the heated area a year. For an example of heatloss of an ordinary brick building – 250-350 kW · h/m? the heated area a year, it in 20 times is higher than in the passive house

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