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January 3, 2017

Airtight! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

Airtight building envelope – step 4 Airtightness is central to the Passivhaus concept and the standards required go far beyond Part L (2010) requirements. A detailed air tightness strategy should be specified by the designers and indicated on all production drawings. The airtight layer is normally located on the warm side of the insulation layer […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 27, 2016

Tripple-glazing! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

Tripple-glazing – step 3 This is possibly the single most expensive additional investment needed to achieve the Passivhaus standard. Fine tuning the window specification is an important part of achieving…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

December 22, 2016

Thermal bridge free! Five steps to achieving Passivhaus on-site!

Thermal bridge free construction – step 2 Minimising thermal bridging is an issue for both designers and constructors and can result in very simple details for certain methods of construction:…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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…...

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

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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

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