Wood Awards 2020


At Easy Green we have made our primary goal the construction of technologically advanced houses in Greece that protect the environment and ensure a better quality of life for humans.

We are pleased and honored to announce that our dedication has been recognized and our company has been awarded two awards. A Silver Award in the category of Sustainable Design and a Bronze Award in the category of Sustainable Construction at the Wood Awards 2020 for the construction of the Passive Residence that we completed in Corfu.

The Wood Awards were organized by BOUSSIAS and are under the auspices of the Panhellenic Timber Association.


Among the projects that were distinguished are houses, public buildings, hotels, relaxation and wellness areas, cultural centers, in which the application of wood in their construction was carried out in an innovative and pioneering way, highlighting all the benefits of the most environmentally friendly building material. The evaluation of the projects was undertaken by a 12-member committee consisting of academics, experts and institutional representatives of the industry.


Chairman of the jury, Emeritus Professor Panagiotis Touliatos of the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens, states in his greeting message:

“I was very impressed and surprised by the initiative of BOUSSIAS to organize this competition for wooden construction. I am grateful to this group, as well as to the distinguished collaborators who formed the jury, because despite the difficulties faced by all mankind, we are in an evolution and development of wooden construction. Wood is the only building material that is produced by nature, it is ecological and friendly to humans and the environment, as long as all the prescribed regulations and specifications are taken and applied.An important element is that it maintains a cage of carbon dioxide, which answers the significant environmental problems facing the modern world. Through the organization of the Wood Awards, an opportunity is given to highlight the wooden construction in our area, which is not so widespread.When the wooden construction is constructed correctly, then we result in buildings that can withstand hundreds and thousands of years. I congratulate all those who participated in the competition and I encourage them with all my soul not to stop here and continue. For my part, I promise to offer my help and support so that we can achieve the evolution of wooden construction “.


In the following video you can see the statements of the members of the Jury and the Winners of the First Wood Awards:


There is no more convincing response to the operation of passive houses from that  which given by the users themselves.The letter below came via email from Lefteris the owner of our new passive house in Porto Rafti. The prefabricated passive house is 150 m2; the heating is mainly from solar panels which heat water at buffer tank for domestic use (DHW) and to preheat the air circulating in the house with a simple air-water exchanger. Also the passive house has a fireplace as backup 9kw. The radiator that referred by Lefteris is a small electric convector of 2kW that places in the living room to not open the electric resistance of the ventilation system which is 3 kW.

Read and enjoy it.

"Regarding the functioning of the house, it is really impressive ! I do not have a thermometer yet but in order to understand i tell you that, we walk around always with shirts and light clothing , we take a bath and we continue to walk around wet without the slightest feeling of cold.

Generally if we have 2-3 hours sun the house works alone. We turn on only at 11pm, the radiator low at 700w, but our little son Bampinos awoke sweaty 2 mornings. Yesterday with the snow at the morning, we had practically use only the radiator and we put a light sweatshirt. After I lit the fireplace (turn off the radiator!) and in 20 minutes we came back to summer again all day. The heat remained until the next morning (I turn off the fireplace at 11 o’clock), and today we were with shirts again. (I put again the radiator very low at 6 am).

Besides that the thermal comfort and the warm water is permanent, although we had cloudy days. There was  only  one case to turn on the water heater and that is to have our bath at the same time, or to fill the whole bathtub with very hot water. Yesterday though outside it was 2C and cloudy the water when I was looked was up to  45C .

As for the ventilation, I have said before, it's fantastic that you do not need to go out for a cigarette, and  we have continuously fresh air . It is very big advantage for a house, 2 times for a smoker and especially for parents.

Finally the layout is excellent. Beyond that helps us to heat the house quickly, the house is so comfortable either there are two people inside or 10. We made and polygon and storage facilities seem to be enough, the ladder has fit everything!

I hope to have given you a full image for those  early days of operation. "


The first prefabricated house of nearly zero energy consumption ΝΖΕΒ (Nearly Zero Energy Building), which designed by Passive House philosophy,  constructed by Easy Green in Porto Rafti at Attica region.  This residence is one of the few passive house residences already built in Greece (no more of 10) and it is the first Passive House built with the prefabrication method. It has an air ventilation system with heat recovery up to 81% in combination with water-air exchanger which is heated by

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solar panels. The combination of this systems in addition to high thermal comfort, to stable humidity and good ventilation will ensure nearly zero energy consumption. At the ventilation system a typical geothermal system will also be adapted for cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter.  The needed hot water will covered entirely from  8m²  solar panels in combination with a 500lt inertia tank.  The construction will be completed in almost 40 days.