Certified passive house in Tartu

Certified passive house in Tartu

Certified passive house in Tartu

Most energy efficient prefabricated building of the year 2015. Awarded by the Estonian Woodhouse Association.

This two-story single family home is the second internationally certified passive house in Estonia, meanwhile being the first passive house designed and prefabricated in Estonia.

The development of this building relied on a very environmentally aware family who emphasized the quality of living environment and indoor climate in their future home. This leads us to very efficient and compact building form for 4 people with living room and all bedrooms filled with daylight and natural warmth of the sun. The building has once again ideal orientation utilizing both passive and active solar energy.

The simple architectural form is complemented with separate garage combined with storage and terraces on Southern and Western sides for enjoyable moments in warm summer days. The façade is a mix of timber cladding and plaster combined with timber grating and carefully positioned solar shades.