Reply to post: Only a Brit could believe it's possible to be without heating for a week in the winter

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Only a Brit could believe it's possible to be without heating for a week in the winter

Not really.

Any house built to the passive house standards will still be inhabitable (if a little cooler than usual) if all heating ceases for a week during the winter. Houses built to the German KfW 55 and KfW 40 efficiency standards will tolerate several days without heating during the winter as well.

Although Passivhaus building are not very common, a large fraction of new or refurbished structures in Germany are built to the KfW 55/40 standards.

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