Helena Karresand have studied how life looks like in passive and notes in his thesis that more could be done to facilitate an energy efficient living for tenants.
For example, did the tenants that their equipment housing had put there often was the energy thieves. These included digital boxes and dryer.
– I interviewed 14 families and virtually all wished they could dry their laundry on otherwise than by drying. In many cases, there was not sufficient space to hang laundry, says Helena Karresand in a press release.
In passive houses are no heater. Instead utilized waste heat from appliances and humans for heating. This means that tenants must use electrical appliances for it not to be too cold indoors.
Not to electricity should have consumed to get warm indoor suggest Helena Karresand to district heating or other environmentally friendly energy sources are used to supplement the heating of passive houses.
She also thinks that the housing should be better at finding out what the tenants needs are and how they act. In this way, even more energy could be saved.
– Those who live in the houses are experts and know where the needs are. The housing should invite them to a dialogue in support of an energy efficient living even inside the house, she said.
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