03 Jul '11, 4am

Nice article about the type of house we are building in #Japan, a #Passivhaus. Reduces energy by 90%!

Nice article about the type of house we are building in #Japan, a #Passivhaus. Reduces energy by 90%!

• The first port of call for advice is the Passivhaus Trust , a UK-based organisation • The Low Energy Building Database is a helpful resource in terms of showing you what is possible, featuring both newbuild and retrofit projects in the UK • Find a certified PassivHaus designer or an energy consultant, architect or builder experienced in PassivHaus design and construction. The AECB (Sustainable Building Association) promotes PassivHaus design. Most of the experienced PassivHaus UK professionals are members • Check that they use PHPP (PassivHaus Planning Package). To be a certified PassivHaus the project will have to be modelled using this key design tool. It is very hard to change a project into a PassivHaus after it has been designed • For retrofits it is harder to reach the exacting requirements of the PassivHaus standard, but still possible to achieve vastly reduced fu...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/64180...

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