Transfer of energy efficient building concepts to subtropical climate– The first MINERGIE P® based building in Japan
Paper i proceeding, 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.


Subtropical climate

design optimization

in-situ measurement

vapor-open building envelope



Yutaka Goto

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

York Ostermeyer

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, 15-19 June 2014, Lund


Building Futures (2010-2018)



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