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Airtight Leeuw House Requires Almost No Energy for Heating

By Dezeen

To take advantage of solar gains, the architects installed triple-glazed windows on both the Leeuw House’s south and west facades, and left the north facade mostly closed. The glazing is slightly set back from the darkly tinted gray facade to prevent glare and overheating. The architects used sandwich panels, which are typically used in industrial buildings, as insulation for the house. “The house has underfloor heating, but it hasn’t been used yet,” architect Karel Verdonck told Dezeen. “The building requires almost no energy for heating.”

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Source: Dezeen, Aug.9, 2014

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