This project is about the planning of a residential area, located in Helsingborg, Sweden. The row houses in this residential area should meet the criteria of a passive house standard, according to the FEBY 12. The work covered from the layout of the residential area, design of the houses to simulations. When doing the layout of the residential area the shadowing of the surrounding was taken into account, as well as the placement of parking, garbage disposal and green areas.
The design of the houses was made to get a modern look of the house and at the same time considering the solar gain. Energy simulations were done in RHINO, from where the heating demand, cooling demand and the peak loads got calculated.
Thermal bridges were calculated in a program called HEAT2. The moister level of the building envelope was simulated with WUFI and analyzed in MATLAB to prevent any mould growth.
The results of the simulations and calculations demonstrate that all the criteria from FEBY 12 can be met, even with a modern design of the row houses.
Keywords: Passive house, energy use, solar gain, solar shading, solar strategies, simulation, window, orientation, etc.