Passivhaus buildings maintain comfortable indoor temperatures all year round with extremely low energy demands. This is achieved by careful design, robust detailing of the building fabric and services, and effective quality control of the construction process. Certification and quality in passivhaus (passive house) is essentially the formal assessment and approval of the quality of the project.
DO´s for certification and quality in passivhaus (passive house)
- engage with a Passivhaus Certifier at the earliest opportunity
- model your design in PHPP at the early design stages
- make sure you are using the correct climate data within PHPP
DON´Ts for certification and quality in passivhaus (passive hause)
- assume that a building specification from a previous development will suit all future Passivhaus buildings
- leave the collation of information to the last minute as this could cause delays in the building being certified
Excerpt from “How to build a Passivhaus: Rules of thumb”, chapter by Kym Mead, Passivhaus Trust, April 2015.
Watch a video ” Passivhaus explained “(link here) by pupils of Wilkinson Primary School how their school works with passivhaus!