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December 21, 2016

Enlightened thinking for BREEAM and passive house in Enterprise Centre Norwich!

Interesting article “Enlightened thinking” was published in the CIBSE Journal December 2016 about one of Swegon Air Academy Building Case Study: Enterprise Center Norwich. Read the full article here (link here). BREEAM and passive house The author describes how this building was designed as BREEAM and passive house and it become a unique demonstration centre. […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 8, 2016

Passivhaus for contractors: Building services and sequencing!

Building services in passivhaus: ventilation, controls and indoor air quality Indoor air quality, which should be exceptionally good in Passivhaus buildings, will be spoilt if ductwork, mechanical ventilation with heat…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 1, 2016

Delivering passivhaus requires integrated design!

Delivering passivhaus requires integrated design approach to ensure completion of the design Delivering a Passivhaus requires an integrated design approach; therefore it is unlikely to be possible to commence the…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 14, 2016

DON´Ts & DOes for user guide for passive house!

User guide for passive house User guide for passive house is a very important part of the process of handover and quick start for any new (or refurbished) passive house.…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 8, 2016

Quick start guide for passive house!

Quick start guide for passive house (passivhaus)! Identify any maintenance items to be carried out by the occupier, and provide clear and simple instructions for doing so. These can be…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

November 3, 2016

Passive House: Handover, maintenance and comfort!

No significant behavioural change for passive house handover It is sometimes thought one drawback of the Passivhaus standard is that it requires occupants to change their behaviour, yet a properly…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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October 25, 2016

DO´s and DON´Ts for certification and quality in passivhaus!

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…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 19, 2016

Passivhaus certification: plannnig and benefits!

Careful planning for passivhaus certification Certification is intended to ensure a good quality of work. Airtightness, thermal bridges, the quality of the windows and their installation, the ventilation system and…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 11, 2016

Certification and Quality in Passivhaus!

Passivhaus (passive house) 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,…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 10, 2016

Passive house school in Knivsta in Sweden!

Passive house school Högåsskolan in Knivsta in Sweden A new passive house school Högåsskolan was built in Knivsta, about 50 km from Stockholm in Sweden. The architect´s company designing the…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

October 5, 2016

What is Passive House Quality Assurance Champion?

In passive house construciton, a dedicated, on-site quality assurance champion in construction and quality assurance is the key person. The role of a dedicated, on-site Passive House Quality Assurance Champion…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova