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#Passivhaus Fact Sheet 16 – #PHPP Hitting Airtightness Requirements

This Fact Sheet (below) focusses on Airtightness and it’s relevance in PHPP

Fact Sheet No. 16 – PHPP ‘ Airtightness – Hitting the target’ – Click to download pdf (907Kb)

#Passivhaus Fact Sheet 15 – #PHPP Hitting Primary Energy Requirements

This Fact Sheet on ‘Hitting Primary Energy Requirements in PHPP’ was harder to write than that on Space Heating Demand as there’s a lot of variables concerning frequency of use and energy consumption figures; I have however tried to keep it to the single sheet (in line with all the other FACT SHEETS in the FACT SHEETS section and also to provide information for those new to Passivhaus as well as the more experienced practitioners (who I know read the blog and I welcome any corrections from these highly skilled readers). Link below to Fact Sheet No. 15:

Fact Sheet No. 15 – PHPP ‘ Primary Energy Demand – Hitting the target’ – Click to download pdf (299Kb)

Architects can do more than just the pretty bit…

I wrote this on main site on benefits of using architect with Passivhaus experience/training (ahem)…


The writing was on the wall prior to the implementation of the Building Regulation Amendments under S.I.No.9 of 2014 but since April 1st it looks as if the situation will increase…

The situation being my appointment for the design and planning only on projects and the appointment of a another party for the construction drawings and site inspections.

Now I’m happy that if money is tight that I receive a fee for a ‘part-service’ rather than no job at all but on the basis of a couple of recent jobs I feel that it’s important to emphasise that I can do a lot more than just the ‘pretty’ bit involving the design and planning. This is the purpose of this post; to explain what I (as well as other architects) can offer when they are appointed for the ‘full’ service:

I have always said that the best residential projects are…

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Fact Sheet No.14 – PHPP Hitting Space Heating Demand for #Passivhaus

This new Fact Sheet (also in FACT SHEETS section of website) gives a few methods of hitting (and bettering) the Passivhaus Space Heating Demand requirements. It focusses on alternative strategies that may not be obvious in addition to improving u-values, airtightness etc…

Fact Sheet No. 14 – PHPP ‘Hitting the target (1-5)’ – Click to download pdf (341Kb)

There will be additional Fact sheets covering other PHPP areas in due course, watch this space…

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