Create a Radar
How to Create an Active House Radar
Step 1: Login or Register
Step 2: Download the relevant documents in the sidebar
Step 3: Download the Radar application and create your radar
Step 4: Upload your project with your Radar
An Active House is the result of efforts to actively integrate the three main principles of Comfort, Energy and Environment in the design of a building and in the finished building.
The Active House Radar shows the level of ambition of each of the three main Active House principles. The integration of each principle describes the level of ambition of how ‘active’ the building has become. For a building to be considered as an Active House, the level of ambition can be quantified into four levels where 1 is the highest level and 4 is the lowest. The ambitious requirement for Active House includes all parameters and recommends the lowest level for each of them.
The Active House Radar to the right shows how all parameters and goals within each principle are dependent on each other. As long as the parameters within each principle are better or equal to the lowest level of ambition, it is an Active House. When (re)designing a dwelling or housing complex, the basic idea is to select individual and ambitious requirements for each parameter.
The Active House Radar is a good tool for displaying the ambition reached with the building and the calculated values. When the building is inhabited, the Radar can also be a useful tool for monitoring, evaluating and improving the building. As a communication tool, it can provide clarity as to why the integration of parameters is important for creating Active Houses.
Create a radar
The specifications and the radar diagram are available for all and can be used and downloaded for free. Members of the Active House Alliance have access to a calculation tools which can be used to calculate the performance according to the specifications. You can get access to the tool by becoming member of the Alliance.
To create a radar, please confirm that you’re an exisiting user on activehouse.info or create a new account and you will be redirected to the radar creation page after you’ve logged in.
You’re able to add a radar to an existing case on the website too. Visit your case page, click on edit and search for the title of your submitted radar at the bottom of the form, and hit Save.