Ventilative cooling of residential buildings: Strategies, measurement results and lessons learned from three active houses in Austria, Germany and Denmark

The thermal comfort of the residential buildings Home for Life in Denmark, LichtAktiv Haus in Germnay and Sunlighthouse in Austria is investigated with a particular focus on the strategies used to achieve good thermal comfort, and the role of solar shading and natural ventilation. The houses are three of six buildings in the Model Home 2020 project. They have generous daylight conditions, and are designed to be energy efficient and CO2 neutral with a good indoor environment.