Active House focusses on nine criteria, that are featured in the Active House Radar. All criteria have both qualitative and quantitative aspects. The qualitative aspects are the ‘softer’ aspects, although they can have a profound influence on the design and design process of a building. These aspects are often process-oriented; some provide guidance on how to achieve the performance level described in the quantitative part, some provide guidance on how to achieve a more holistic approach (biodiversity, culture and local setting).
As the qualitative aspects are more meaningful during the initial stages of creating a building, they are listed in the description of every aspect.
The quantitative aspects of the nine Active House criteria can be expressed in numbers, and form the basis for the Active House radar.
EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF QUALITATIVE CRITERIA, BASED ON CHAPTER 2.1 ENERGY DEMAND.