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Great Post by Elrond Burrell on Passivhaus Comfort:
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
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.
The programme for the 2015 Passive House Conference in Leipzig can be downloaded HERE (1.2Mb) downloads in new window
Passivhaus Primer: Airtightness Guide
Click below for excellent guide on:
This Fact Sheet (below) focusses on Airtightness and it’s relevance in PHPP
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…
There will be additional Fact sheets covering other PHPP areas in due course, watch this space…
Fact Sheet Number 8 on Passivhaus Building Certification is out:
Again this is included in the FACT SHEETS section of web site