Vajalik on arendada meetodid ja kontseptid väga madala energiavajadusega hoonete loomiseks Põhja-Euroopas. Projekt NorthPass püüab vähendada barjääre väga madala energiavajadusega hoonete turule tulekuks külmas kliimas (vähene teadlikkus, komponentide ja projekteerimisoskuste puudus). Projekt keskendub ehitatavatele eluhoonetele.
The acceptability of very low energy houses in North European countries depends largely on the economic sustainability of these constructions and to this extent, it requires methods and concepts that differ from the one used in central Europe, e.g. in Germany. The NorthPass project aims at overcoming barriers on the very low-energy house markets in cold climate, such as the lack of well-defmed concepts adapted to the severe climate conditions, awareness of very low-energy houses, lack of products on the market and customer attitudes. The objectives of NorthPass are 1) to define very-low energy house criteria and concept adapted to the North European countries, 2) to find solutions to remove market barriers for wide market acceptance of those concepts and products, 3) to remove the gap between the demonstration of very low-energy house concept and their broad market penetration and 4) to support the implementation of the EU Commission's strategy and recommendations regarding very low-energy buildings. The project will increase the awareness and market acceptance of very low-energy house in the North European construction market, it will accelerate the identification of suitable solutions adapted to the cold climate environment and it will support the implementation of the EU Commission's recommendations regarding very low-energy buildings. The project will be focussed on new-erected residential buildings.