Airtightness versus local mentality in Greece

Low or Zero Energy buildings are becoming increasingly popular and the use of passive-house principles are providing a solid foundation for achieving energy consumption targets and good indoor quality. However, this design methodology has been well received in central and northern Europe than in south and the Mediterranean, where people are used to houses that are open to the external environment. This habit is in contrast to the basic principles of the good airtightness, the energy efficiency and the achievement of a good Indoor Air Quality.