Have at least one opening window in every habitable room in a passive house! And more DO´s when designing a passive house!
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August 10, 2016

Have at least one opening window in every habitable room in a passive house! And more DO´s when designing a passive house!

DO´s for fenestration and shading in a passive house design:

  • have at least one opening window in every habitable room
  • design for daylight and views
  • design for daylight quality and usefulness over brute quantity
  • for the UK climate do try and design without the need for external blinds
  • consider glazed doors rather than solid, for extra light and solar gains
  • consider fly screens and security for summer ventilation
  • use light wall colours to improve daylight without increasing overheating.

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