Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to follow us via email. Fill in your first and last name, your country and city, your company and your email to receive latest news (daily/weekly/monthly updates), information about new events (seminars, webinars and videos) and notifications about our newest Swegon Air Academy Case Studies straight to your mailbox. Please use English names for your country and city.

Select list(s):


What are DON´TS when designing a passive house?
News
March 2, 2016

What are DON´TS when designing a passive house?

When designing a passive house don´t:

  • assume that a building specification from a previous development will suit all future passive house buildings
  • be over-reliant on glazing

The essential elements of the thermal envelope and form factor are important when designing a passive house. Don´t forget on rainscreen, wind tight vapour open layer, super insulation, air tight layer, structural and service zones.

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