Transfer of energy efficient building concepts to subtropical climate– The first MINERGIE P® based building in Japan
Paper in proceedings, 2014
While there are solid experience values for energy efficient buildings in moderate climate in Europe,
the transfer of these concepts to differing climate and socio cultural conditions is a field of
experimentation in building physics. Started as a cooperation project between Switzerland and Japan
and now continued by including Sweden as a partner, the first Japanese residential building based on
the MINERGIE P® standard has recently be realized in central Japan.
This presentation will offer a summary of the applied concept for the building envelope and housing
services. The focus will be on measures to deal with the high humidity loads in subtropical
industrialized country with related demand for comfort conditions and regular earthquakes straining
the construction and the measures to achieve the MINERGIE P® targets in Japanese climate.
vapor-open building envelope