Comfort and respect for the environment in one house! Discover Passivhaus Marlegno!

1stLocated in the calm town of Bolgare, in Northern Italy near Bergamo, Passivhaus Marlegno is a zero impact detached single family house on two levels where environmental care and energy efficiency are combined to reach the best inner comfort.

The project is based on Passivhaus Institute standards such as air tightness, high thermal insulation, solar gains and CMV with heat recovery, in order to minimize energy consumption.

2ndA healthy environment is guaranteed thanks to an original construction system called TAVEGO: the structure is made with prefabricated wooden panels for walls and floors made of C24 boards joined with beech wooden dowels and steel screws.

Raw materials come from PEFC certified forest and panels are totally glue-free. This allows us to take full advantage of the ecological characteristics of a natural material such as wood, reducing GHG emissions and making the interior spaces healthier. Moreover, air supply and extraction facilities ensure the correct exchanges of air per hour.

Passivhaus Marlegno is a house ALWAYS CONNECTED: the internal network allows a constant monitoring of consumption and a better management of facilities, avoiding waste and saving money.
The careful and detailed design, the brightness of spaces and the high aesthetic quality make Passivhaus Marlegno a healthy and comfortable home to live in.

This project takes part in the Active House label contest. This is a contest open until 1 October to all architects, designers, house builders and students who have a project which shares the Active House vision: a balanced and holistic focus on Comfort, Energy and Environment.


A jury will select the final winning project which will be awarded with an Active House label, increasing its value and prestige. The Active House label is a worldwide quality stamp for comfortable and sustainable buildings. It advises on elements that are important to human life and living in their home. Participation in the contest is easy and simple.

ah_contestParticipants have to fill out a form that can be downloaded from the Active House homepage and send it to the active house secretariat with a few picture sketches of the project. Read more and register here:



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