A newly bought dilapidated, energy-guzzling detached house from the 60s, which was eaten away by mold due to previous water damage, was the start of an extensive renovation. The traditional brick construction was completely renovated into an extremely modern passive house. The renovation has changed the house architecturally, spatially and energy-wise.
Energy renovating an older home can be extensive, but something that pays off:
— The heating bill went from DKK 25,000 per year. to around DKK 2,500 per year.
— The home has a significantly healthier indoor climate.
— The daylight level is many times higher than in a standard house, as large window areas have been established.
— CO2 emission for operation and material in the passive house is 53% less than a Danish calculated average for a standard house of the same size.
— The house has been given a completely new and modern look.