European Technical Approval – The European Technical Approval (ETA) is a Certification issued by the “European Organisation for Technical Approvals” (EOTA). This Certificate is the equivalent of CE mark found on standardized products and signifies that the production of the manufacturer is consistent and complies with regulations set by EU Directives and Standards (in particular with ETAG 007 guideline).
On 30 April 2013 Q-haus Baltic OÜ, manufacturer of prefabricated wooden houses, received the internationally recognized ETA (European Technical Approval) certificate No: ETA-13/0240 for prefabricated timber frame element and modular houses.
The document was issued by the European Technical Certificates Agency via the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).
CE mark – Our production runs according requirements set by ETA and, in order for the ETA Certificate to be issued to the Producer, it is mandatory that all the items/parts/components used in the production of the final Product are CE marked. This goes for mass production items like timber, screws, metal parts, membranes, insulation and even for custom made products purchased by other manudacturers (i.e. doors and windows).
Using CE approved materials guarantees uniform quality and reduction of unforeseen due to defects of materials, leading ultimately to time saving and optimization of operational costs.
Passive House Consultant Certificate – It is a well known fact that new buildings can be designed in such a way that they consume only a small fraction of the energy used by conventional houses up to now.
The Passive House Consultant/Designer Certificate is an indication for potential Customers that the holder has acquired the knowledge and experience for successful planning of Passive Houses. The Certificate is issued upon examination by the Passivhaus Institut of Darmstadt, Germany. Certified Passive House Consultants have demonstrated sound fundamentals on Passive House Design. Since knowledge is always personal only individuals are certified.
Designing and building a house according guidelines of Passivhaus Standard guarantees superior performances of the buillding and ensures that extra care has been taken in design of all the construction details.
Added benefits will be:
> uniform indoor temperatures
> better air-tightness
> better indoor comfort
> absence of condesation/mold
> lower Energy consumption