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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 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.
Passivhaus Primer: Airtightness Guide
Click below for excellent guide on:
The following 6 posts are on who should certify Part L compliance, the BER Assessor? Part L compliance with the Building Regulations with regards to Thermal Bridges/Modelling and Thermal Bridging and Passivhaus
1. From the Bregs Blog admin team – 3 Things Design Certifiers should know about certifying Part L
2. My opinion piece on the BRegs Blog – SI.9 and Part L | Are specialist ancillary certifiers needed? Part 1
3. Follow-up Part 2 opinion piece on the BRegs Blog – SI.9 and Part L | Are specialist ancillary certifiers needed? Part 2
Reminder that a series of Passivhaus Fact Sheets are in the FACT SHEETS section of website and that the above information is specifically related to Ireland and may not apply to other countries.
All advice online is remote from the situation and cannot be relied upon as a defence or support – in and of itself – should legal action be taken. Competent legal and building professionals should be asked to advise in Real Life with rights to inspect and issue reports on the matters at hand.
Passivhaus Fact Sheet Number 12 which is the second in the case study series focuses on cavity walls and how they are closed at the eaves:
This fact sheet is also included in the FACT SHEETS section of the web site
Fact Sheet Number 2 is out, click on link below & is also added into FACT SHEETS section: