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