Don´t try and heat the building with the sun only! And more DON´Ts for shading and windows in a passive house design!
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August 3, 2016

Don´t try and heat the building with the sun only! And more DON´Ts for shading and windows in a passive house design!

DON´Ts for fenestration and shading in a passive house design:

  • rely on deciduous trees to provide summer shading
  • try and heat the building with the sun
  • over-glaze
  • make opening window lights too large to open safely.

Excerpt from “How to build a Passivhaus: Rules of thumb”, chapter by Nick Grant, Passivhaus Trust, April 2015.