Passive house Waterhouse, Blagoevgrad

Studio APXE redesigns the existing Waterhouse project, developing new concept and design documentation; designs and manages the implementation to accomplish the passive house standard.

The exterior envelope of the house is superinsulated, with thicknesses of the insulation material on all external components above 30 cm, passive house windows with triple glazing – certified in PHI, airtight envelope – Blowerdoor tested with result 0.1 h-1, comfort ventilation system with heat recovery, etc. PHPP data: Specific space heat demand – 13 kWh/m2, specific primary energy demand – 47 kWh/m2a.

See a presentation during the second National Passive House Conference.

Water house is the first Bulgarian passive house, with successful pressurisation Blowerdoor test, and proven energy model on site with PHPP.

Sq. Area: 1000 m2
Designer: Studio APXE
Design Team: arch. G. Nikolov, arch. B. Takov, eng. Z. Bozhilov, eng. A. Kaneva, eng. K. Todorov
Investor: private investor