Passivhaus

McLeod, R.S., et al., An investigation into recent proposals for a revised definition of zero carbon homes in the UK. Energy Policy (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.02.066 I found this paper via one of the many publications I scan via RSS. The paper has two slants to it – an excellent history of zero carbon and the route […]

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Passivhaus – gathers steam in UK, halters in US

by Mel Starrs on September 7, 2011

in Passivhaus

Passivhaus. I have a love/hate relationship with the standard. What really intrigues me is how as a standard it has captured the imagination of the industry in a way that CSH, for example, has completely failed to do? Why is this? Is it Wolfgang Feist, the public face of the standard who is typically characterised […]

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PassivHaus in UK

by mel starrs on June 5, 2006

in Passivhaus

GBP report on the launch of a new website for PassivHaus in the UK. Features which make a house a PassivHaus include: Super-insulation: opaque fabric U-values must be less than 0.15 W/m2K, with U-values for windows and doors generally needing to be less than 0.8 W/m2K (for both the frame and glazing). Thermal bridges are […]

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