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What are the DON´Ts when designing a passive house?
February 19, 2016

What are the DON´Ts when designing a passive house?


  • Leave passive house until late in the desing process or treat PHPP (Passive House Planning Package) as a compliance check late in the design
  • Assume that passive house dictates any particular construction system
  • Combine unnecessarily different construction systems within one building
  • Create design problems such as thermal bridges or challenging air tightness details by using unnecessary cantilevered structures or structural penetrations

Excerpt from “How to build a Passivhaus: Rules of thumb”, Passivhaus Trust, April 2015