No heating at all? Is it possible in a Swedish climate?

A house without a heating system in our cold climate - is it possible? In each of Goteborg, Malmo and possibly also in Hannover, about 20 terrace houses which are so energy efficient that they need no special system for heating are under construction. The Swedish Council for Building Research (BFR) is providing financial assistance.

The indoor air quality and the ventilation performance of four occupied residential buildings with dynamic insulation.

Dynamic insulation has been used in non domestic buildings for 20- 30 years in order to reduce the heat loss and to bring preheated air into the buildings. Dynamic insulation means a construction where the air is being forced through the insulation, usually from the colder outside air into the heated building. The Norwegian Building Research Institute has been engaged to evaluate 12 row houses, with dynamic insulation used in the roof, which has been built in the Oslo area. 4 of the houses were monitored over a period of time.

A transparently insulated terraced house in the UK.