Who would not want to live in a house that is energy efficient, liveable, affordable and healthy? In Hungary, the construction of a family house that embraces all these four aspects has just started recently. Let me introduce you the concept of the Wienerberger e4 (economy, energy, environment, emotion) house, in the construction of which RAVATHERM Hungary Kft. also actively involved.
These requirements have been elaborated by the individual member states in view of the makings and climatic conditions of their countries. Pursuant to the Hungarian government decree “nearly zero-energy buildings” are buildings that satisfy, at a cost-optimal level, the minimum requirements specified for given building structures and cover minimum 25% of their yearly energy need from such renewable sources that are produced in the building or nearby.
The first e4 brick house will be a nearly zero-energy house. Energy efficiency, cost efficient construction and creating a liveable environment were all taken into consideration with the same weight in designing the building. The two storey building designed by the Ybl-prize winning architect, László Vincze has a floor area of 142 m2 and will be heated by a heat pump.
The construction of the Wienerberger e4 house is special in that, for constructing the building, a close cooperation is established not only between the architect and the constructors but also with the manufacturers. Considering that a family house is built for a long term, the use of high-quality, enduring construction materials is indispensable. The requirements set out for the heat insulation (high thermal insulation level, negligible moisture uptake, high strength , dimensional stability, simple and quick installation) are all fully satisfied by the closed-cell polystyrene foam insulation boards of RAVATHERM Hungary Kft., therefore the socle, the ring, the floor and the roof are partially insulated with our products.
We are glad that our company can be a partner in the e4 house concept, especially because one of our goals is to build as many modern and energy efficient houses as possible greatly contributing by this not only to improve the quality of life of people but to environmental protection.
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To follow up with the realization of the e4 house project, please visit: www.e4haz.hu