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Posts Tagged ‘heating’

July 22, 2016

Use a cheap, realiable and simple heating system in a passive house, and more DO´s for designing heating system in a passive house!

DO´s for designing heating system in a passive house: use a cheap and simple heating system – the investment belongs in the building fabric consider radiators as your first option arrange the layout to keep hot water outlets in a reasonably compact form put the hot water storage (or combi) in the same area chose […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 19, 2016

DON´Ts for efficient and cost-effective heating system in a passive house!

DON´Ts when designing a heating system in a passive house: spend a lot of money on a biomass boiler or bore hole heat pump system expect that a 100% electric…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 15, 2016

Tips on designing, installing and using hot water system in a passive house!

Hot water often uses more energy than heating in a Passivhaus so it pays to concentrate on designing an efficient system. Use the DHW sheet in PHPP at an early…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 11, 2016

Gas boilers, air heat pump, underfloor heating, ground source, wood stoves, and more systems to use for heating a passive house!

Gas boilers are the default heat source in the UK and can easily be used in a Passivhaus. Combi boilers provide hot water on demand, and as such have high…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 7, 2016

No secret when using a heating system in a passive house!

Air heating is the defi ning method for Passivhaus, in theory minimising costs. In practice there are a lot of reasons for not using air heating: A particular room’s demand…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 5, 2016

Heating load when designig an HVAC system for a passive house!

PHPP works out an overall heat load, in terms of watts and W/m2. This gives a continuous heat load – ie, assuming the heating is on 24/7, and is aimed…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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June 30, 2016

Heating via the fresh air supply in a passive house!

A Passivhaus building can in theory be heated via the fresh air supply – that is after it is heated to around 50°C. This idea of doing away with a…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 27, 2015

EPBD: The EU heating and cooling strategy and its role in the EPBD review!

On Tuesday October 6th in Brussels, REHVA organized a seminar on “EPBD: where are we now & what to improve with the review?” and John Woollett was one of a…...

AUTHOR: John Woollett

August 26, 2015

Workshop on “The impact of sub-hourly data on legislation, buildings and services” at the conference on CLIMA 2016!

Ian Knight, John Woollett and Petra Vladykova Bednarova will held a workshop on “The impact of sub-hourly data on legislation, buildings and services” at the conference on Clima 2016, Aalborg,…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

April 22, 2014

Overview of EN 15251: Part 1 – Addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustic

On 26th of March in 2014 I have connected online to participate in a web seminar on “CEN standards for the energy performance of buildings: Results and revision overviews”. The…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

July 31, 2012

How far should we go into the renovation process to achieve good indoor environment?

Healthy Buildings Conference, July 11, 2012, Brisbane, Australia How many of these types of buildings have you seen in your neighbourhood? I have seen plenty of these buildings in many…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova