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Construction completed on ISOPA Polyurethane Passive House

11 Nov 2013
On 4 November 2013, construction was completed on the ISOPA Polyurethanes Passive House. According to ISOPA Secretary General, Mr J

Construction of the ISOPA Polyurethanes Passive House began in Evere, Brussels, Belgium on 1 September 2011, and was built in recognition of the global challenges of climate change and energy use. With Europe’s building stock consuming 40% of its primary energy, energy efficient buildings will have an important part to play in a sustainable future.

The passive house standard is the world’s leading standard in energy efficiency construction and consumes about 85% less energy than conventional modern homes. With its completion, the ISOPA Polyurethanes Passive House joins over 12,000 passive houses across Europe; the first passive house was completed in 1991 in Germany. Whilst demonstrating the benefits of polyurethane insulation by acting as a living example of the environmental and economic benefits of polyurethanes, , the ISOPA Polyurethanes Passive House not only contributes to this growing trend towards sustainability but also helps build a better Europe.

The project was initiated by ISOPA and undertaken with the help of Bostoen, a Belgian construction company which specialises in passive housing and contributes to the promotion and proliferation of energy efficient housing and apartments in Belgium.

Contact:
Jorg Palmersheim
ISOPA, The European Diisocyanate & Polyol Producers Association
main@isopa.org
www.isopa.org

ISOPA is the European trade association for manufacturers of aromatic diisocyanates and polyols, the main raw materials used to make polyurethanes.

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