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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

U value calculator app – Now released on Android #Passivhaus

icon_512Finally after months of development and testing, our U value calculator app UValue is released on Android.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ANDROID VERSION OF THE APP You can also download the app by clicking on the App icon to the right.

Below are a few screen grabs that show the key features:

• Scalable high resolution graphics for all Android phones and tablets

• Ability to enter your own materials, thicknesses and conductivities as opposed to searching in scrolling lists

• Calculates for floors, walls, roofs and ceilings and adjusts the interior and exterior thermal resistance values accordingly (in accordance with DIN EN 6946 Section 5, Chart 1.)

• This release is on Android, iOS released Easter 2015

• Includes settings for underground wall, rain screen or warm/cold roof constructions

• Information/settings screen

• Ability to reset all values or delete individual lines

• Adheres to Passivhaus methodology of calculating U values (excluding thermal bridging – see below)

• Links to TeachPassiv.com and additional Passivhus resources, news & FACT SHEETS

• This version totally free of charge

Screen grab showing main screen with unfilled data

Screen grab showing main screen with unfilled data

Screengrab showing main screen with data entered & resultant calculation

Screengrab showing main screen with data entered & resultant calculation

Screen grab of settings/information screen

Screen grab of settings/information screen

Why did we create the app? I was looking for a simple U value app that gave the ability of quickly entering data, allowed a quick comparison between different constructions/insulation and supplemented the PHPP U value calculations (the app is not intended to replace PHPP). I found that the app didn’t exist and we (myself and my coding maestro son Conor) decided to fill the gap in the market.

The app is free of charge and is used as a marketing aid for TeachPassiv.com and the architecture and Passivhaus Design Practice Mark Stephens Architects

The app does not currently take account of thermal bridges, this is going to be addressed in a subsequent version.

If you find any bugs or inaccuracies in the app, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@teachpassiv.com

You can read the Privacy Statement regarding the app HERE

The app is not supported or endorsed by the Passivhaus Institute, does not replace the U value calculations in PHPP and is for entertainment purposes only e&oe.

All 5 posts from @elrondburrell on #LovePH #Passivhaus

Link below to all 5 posts from Elrond Burrell on ‘What do you love most about Passivhaus?’:

CLICK HERE FOR POSTS

New Fact Sheet on #Passivhaus TEAMWORK! added

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

Excellent post by @ElrondBurrell ‘On what the Passive House standard is NOT’

Link to excellent post below by Elrond Burrell on what this Passive House standard is NOT:

http://elrondburrell.com/blog/passivhaus-standard-not/

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

6 posts on Part L, #ThermalModelling #BRegs & #Passivhaus @BRegsBlog mentioned

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 BlogSI.9 and Part L | Are specialist ancillary certifiers needed? Part 1

3. Follow-up Part 2 opinion piece on the BRegs BlogSI.9 and Part L | Are specialist ancillary certifiers needed? Part 2

4. On MarkStephensArchitects.comThe basics of Part L Thermal Modelling Building Regulation compliance – Part 1

5. On MarkStephensArchitects.comThe basics of Part L Thermal Modelling Building Regulation compliance – Part 2

6. On MarkStephensArchitects.comThe basics of Part L Thermal Modelling Building Regulation compliance & Passivhaus – Part 3

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.

Disclaimer:

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.

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