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February 15, 2017

Windows and additional insulation in our homes!

Windows in our homes Modern windows are relatively well insulated and they have normally three sheets of glass but also four glazed windows are readily available (they are especially used in passivhaus or low-energy buildings). The glass itself is not a particularly good thermal insulator, but between the glass sheets in the multi-glazed windows are […]...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

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…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

August 3, 2016

Don´t try and heat the building with the sun only! And more DON´Ts for shading and windows in a passive house design!

DON´Ts for fenestration and shading in a passive house design: rely on deciduous trees to provide summer shading try and heat the building with the sun over-glaze make opening window…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova

March 10, 2015

Control and windows in chilled beam systems!

Areas with operable windows have dew-point monitors to ensure that HVAC system operational parameters are adjusted as necessary to avoid condensation on the chilled beams.  (Guttman & Tiffany, 2013) Rooms…...

AUTHOR: Mike Woolsey

October 25, 2012

Two rounds for Swegon Air Academy in Poland – Part 3: Passive house experiences from various climates

October 16th and 17th meant two more Swegon Air Academy seminars in Poznan and Krakow. Our lecturer Mario Bodem gave very interesting presentation on “Elements of low-energy buildings in renovation…...

AUTHOR: Petra Vladykova Bednarova