Energy efficient buildings ‒ lower structure

Anna Sedláková,

Pavol Majdlen,

Ladislav Ťažký


Part of the package of low-energy and passive houses is the basement and foundation too. A correct proposal of construction detail of buildings that lying on the soil is one of the steps that contribute to reducing energy requirements for heating and operation of building. At the same time increase the quality of the indoor environment as well as performance at work. In the construction of the lower structure, the most delicate point is the contact of walls, foundations and floor structure with the soil and subsoil, this frequently leads to inconsistent solutions of the design detail, resulting in the formation of thermal bridges with subsequent condensation

Słowa kluczowe: building construction, ground floor, thermal insulation, buildings on the terrain

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