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[en] The passive design represents a solution to the energy issue in dwellings. We should highlight the existence of several elements that take belong to the field of passive design. This work aims to study de relation between the implementation of a passive design plus an active- passive design (use of renewable energy) to apply on a dwelling and the resulting energy saving. The object of study is a 100 sq. meter dwelling placed in the top floor of a seven story building in Villaverde (Madrid). To begin Design Builder software  was used, that reaches just up to energy consumption issues. In order to know the contributions about energy saving, a comparative analysis between both (original and modified) Design Builder models. 3D models in Revit and SketchUp were done in order to make a preliminary analysis. Then a passive and an active- passive designs were chosen and keeping in mind the features of the base dwelling, using Design Builder software, for a first approach and analysis of the original model and the proposed one. At the calculation phase original model’s energy requirements were observed in order to be later compared to those of the modified model...