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Post by Mark Stephens Architects on Sequencing

Post HERE by YT on Sequencing and how it applies to good construction and Passivhaus delivery

Passivhaus Institute announce 2 new certificates to take account of renewables @phplusmag mentioned

The Passive House Institute has announced the launch of two new certification categories, Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium, which recognise on-site renewable energy generation.

Full details in Passive House+ magazine HERE

New Fact Sheet on #Passivhaus TEAMWORK! added

A new Fact Sheet on Passivhaus TEAMWORK! has been added to the FACT SHEETS section of website

New fact sheet on #Passivhaus sequencing added…

A new Fact Sheet on Passivhaus Sequencing has been added to the FACT SHEETS section of website

New fact sheet on #Passivhaus TEAMWORK! added…

A new Fact Sheet on Passivhaus Sequencing has been added to the FACT SHEETS section of website

Great #Passivhaus Comfort post by @ElrondBurrell #LovePH

Great Post by Elrond Burrell on Passivhaus Comfort:

Passivhaus Comfort POST

Why is the Number of Passivhaus Standard Buildings Increasing via @PassivhausTrust [youtube]

Passivhaus Masterclass in Scotland: @Mark_J_Siddall @billbutch @PassivhausArch @PassivhausTrust mentioned

The Passivhaus Trust have a Masterclass covering ‘Passivhaus Delivery, ensuring quality and managing risk’ on 5th February 2015.

Full details and book available HERE

Course facilitators include:

• Mark Siddall, LEAP
• Bill Butcher
• Green Building Store and
• Kirsty Maguire

Passivhaus is cheaper than standard build @encraft_uk @Kate_de @phplusmag mentioned

A recent study by Encraft shows that taking into account the whole life cost of a house, Passive House construction is 2-5% lower than traditional construction methods.

CLICK HERE for the article and HERE for the full article.(788kb)

This article concurs with the article posted by Kate de Selincourt last year for Passive House Plus magazine that explains how the perception that Passive House is more expensive has come about.

CLICK HERE for the post & link to article by Kate de Selincourt

It should be remembered that both pieces of research are UK based and that in Ireland (where the Building Regulations are much closer to Passive House standards), the cost saving differential is much greater.

New #Passivhaus Fact sheet added – Passive House Tradesperson course @Target_Zer0 & @passiveacademy mentioned

Passive House TradespersonA new fact Sheet has been added to the FACT SHEETS section of website

Or alternatively CLICK HERE to download the Passive House Tradesperson Fact sheet.

Passive House Tradesperson Courses mentioned in the fact sheet are provided by TargetZero and Passive House Academy

The International Passive House Conference Programme for 2015 is out

The programme for the 2015 Passive House Conference in Leipzig can be downloaded HERE (1.2Mb) downloads in new window

Passivhaus Primer: Airtightness Guide @BREWatford mentioned

Passivhaus Primer: Airtightness Guide

Click below for excellent guide on:

Airtightness and air pressure testing in accordance with the Passivhaus standard

From Passivhaus.org.uk

#Passivhaus Fact Sheet No. 17 – Choosing a Passivhaus Builder @Target_Zer0 @passiveacademy @vikhouse @BePassive mentioned

Fact Sheet No.17 has just been released on ‘How to choose a Passivhaus builder’

CLICK HERE FOR FACT SHEET

This Fact sheet has also been added into the FACT SHEETS section of the website

How Brussels moved from UK style building regs to making #Passivhaus mandatory; Ireland could do same?

I saw this tweet by @MariaSfyraki recently on the Passivhaustrust website outlining how Brussels have moved from a UK style Building Regulations to mandatory Passivhaus. Is this something Ireland should consider?

Click HERE to open the document

#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)

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…

Fact Sheet 13 – Passivhaus Cavity closers – openings

Fact Sheet 13, focusses on typical detailing of Passivhaus cavity closers at openings:

Fact Sheet No. 13 – Case Study – Cavity Closers (Openings) – Click to download pdf (493Kb)

Again this is included in the FACT SHEETS section of web site

#Passivhaus analysis of integrating timber beams into the airtight layer

Interesting document HERE on how timber beams should be integrated into a Passivhaus airtight construction.

Fact Sheet No. 9 – Enerphit for Passivhaus retrofitting projects is out!

The latest Passivhaus Fact Sheet (No. 9) on the Passivhaus Enerphit Standard (276Kb) is ready to DOWNLOAD

Again this is included in the FACT SHEETS section of web site

Passivhaus Fact Sheet No. 8 out – Building Certification ( @ElrondBurrell mentioned again!)

Fact Sheet Number 8 on Passivhaus Building Certification is out:

Fact Sheet No. 8 – Building Certification – Click to download pdf (290Kb)

Again this is included in the FACT SHEETS section of web site

Fact Sheet No. 7 on why you need MHVR is out

Fact Sheet No.7 Why MHVR? is out (and also in the Fact Sheets section of website

Fact Sheet No.6 is out – Why do you need triple glazed windows for #Passivhaus? @Green_Books mentioned

Fact sheet No. 6 is out and as promised it’s getting more technical, the sheet refers back to previous posts on this subject on MarkStephensArchitects.com and if you like your physics & maths there are some example calculations given.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS FACT SHEET NO. 6 – WHY TRIPLE GLAZED WINDOWS?

Any errors on the maths let me know, I remember there were some discrepancies over location irradiation figures.

This Fact Sheet is also included in the Fact Sheets section of the website

Fact Sheet No.5 Ready – Passivhaus Construction

We’ve added Fact Sheet No.5 on Passivhaus Construction to the FACT SHEETS section.

Now that’s the ‘Fundamentals’ dealt with, it’s time to get technical…

#Passivhaus Fact Sheet No. 2 out: Common Passivhaus Misconceptions

Fact Sheet Number 2 is out, click on link below & is also added into FACT SHEETS section:

Fact Sheet No. 2 – Common Passivhaus Misconceptions (258Kb)

Fact Sheet No.1 – What is a Passivhaus?

After hearing that I have passed my Certified Passivhaus Consultant/Designer exam; I am now focussing on developing the TeachPassiv website. This starts with a series of ‘Fact Sheets’ on Passivhaus design, methodology & execution. And where best to start is at the beginning with ‘What is a Passivhaus’:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FACT SHEET ‘WHAT IS A PASSIVHAUS’ (245Kb)

Welcome

Welcome to a brand new web site developed by Mark Stephens Architects to impart knowledge and information on the design and construction of Passivhaus buildings.

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