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Posts Tagged ‘passive house’

February 7, 2017

Airtightness Requirement for Passivhaus Certification!

Very low air leakage rates are required by the Passivhaus standard and must be demonstrated for each certified building by means of a “blower door” air tightness test. The air change rate must be less than or equal to 0.6 air changes per hour, under test conditions. Passivhaus airtightness (n50)≤0.6 h-1@ 50 Pa. Note: The […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 30, 2017

Air leakage in passive house: Causes and affects!

Air leakage through gaps in a building’s envelope can be caused by either the buoyancy effect of air or by the pressure differential created by wind blowing on a building.…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 20, 2017

Passive house in warm climates!

The Passivhaus standard was initially developed for mid and northern European climates but the concept has been proven to work extremely well in hot climates as well. High levels of…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 16, 2017

Summer overheating and shading in passivhaus!

A central part of the Passivhaus principle is to make use of solar gains in winter to reduce the heating demand. This can mean that there is a potential for…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 10, 2017

Ventilation system! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

MVHR – step 5 Passivhaus buildings are dependent on their MVHR system to ensure good indoor air quality. The correct design, installation and functioning of the MVHR system mean it…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 5, 2017

Pressure test for airtight passive house!

Two pressure tests A minimum of two pressure tests will be needed, and three are advisable in some cases. The first should be conducted at the end of first fix…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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January 4, 2017

Building Case Study Enterprise Norwich updated! Lighting for people, not space!

Lighting for people was the key design element for design team of the Enterprise Center Norwich, highly awarded passive house and BREEAM building in UK. And also one of Swegon…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

January 3, 2017

Airtight! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

Airtight building envelope – step 4 Airtightness is central to the Passivhaus concept and the standards required go far beyond Part L (2010) requirements. A detailed air tightness strategy should…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 27, 2016

Tripple-glazing! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

Tripple-glazing – step 3 This is possibly the single most expensive additional investment needed to achieve the Passivhaus standard. Fine tuning the window specification is an important part of achieving…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 22, 2016

Thermal bridge free! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

Thermal bridge free construction – step 2 Minimising thermal bridging is an issue for both designers and constructors and can result in very simple details for certain methods of construction:…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 21, 2016

Enlightened thinking for BREEAM and passive house in Enterprise Centre Norwich!

Interesting article “Enlightened thinking” was published in the CIBSE Journal December 2016 about one of Swegon Air Academy Building Case Study: Enterprise Center Norwich. Read the full article here (link…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova