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EcoHouse Risan, built to Passivhaus standard.

Ecohouse Risan is energy efficient, sustainable, cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
Built to Passivhaus Standard, a build to this standard was very difficult, as in 2013 not many suppliers for this design lived in Montenegro, builders? German suppliers for this standard worked with Belgrade firms, not with Montenegro.
We started to find out and learn, how to build a passive house in 2010, attending many Passivhaus Conferences in Germany and Austria. Our EcoHouse design utilises natural sources of heating and cooling, such as the sun, solar panels, and air conditioning. It is built to the German Passive House standard.

EcoHouse Risan, sustainable-energy efficient
View on Unesco Boka Bay

Passive house (German: Passivhaus) is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

EcoHouse is positioned on its site, built almost into a mountain to achieve the correct position so that the south faces the sun. The building envelope was carefully designed to fit into the landscape (roof, walls, windows, and floors).
PassivHaus purists would say that additional heating systems are unnecessary as the inherent design, high insulation and air-circulation provide all the heat one needs.