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Golfen in Kolding is Denmark’s first multi-storey house built since the passive house standard. The innovative building has been named Golfen because of its location right next to the golf course in Kolding.

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Hovedgaden 501
DK-2640 Hedehusene

Phone: +45 46 56 16 16


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Golfen is a ground-breaking and visionary building. In addition to being a passive house, it is also a luxury place to live in which comfort, quality and functionality are considered highly important. The 40 apartments in the four-storey building vary from 133-156 m2.

Energy consumption

App. 23.5 kWh/m2 per year for both heating and cooling. A similar building constructed according to the current Danish building code uses 71.5 kWh/m2 per year. The energy consumption for heating is only one third of the energy consumption in a standard building.

Technical solutions

The low energy consumption is obtained by placing the building North and South on the ground to ensure optimal utilisation of the sun. The building is heated with ordinary district heating combined with a ventilation system utilising heat recovery and geothermal energy.


The building is extremely tight with extra insulation depths. A 350 mm ROCKWOOL facade system with plaster has been used on the façade which has made it possible to optimise the facade's insulating power and tightness and meet the architectural wishes as well.