19 Jan '13, 12pm

@offgridbob Fairly new to me too. I bet your #EarthShip will meet the standards by default.

Most high performance builders fail exactly where there is no PHPP to guide them in their optimization process. It is as far as I know the only modeling tool that has specialized in really low load homes and in optimizing the relevant factors. All other programs at those levels are hopelessly overestimating the loads. It is a delicate creature, the Passive House, and yes, if not done right, it can melt away in no time and that would give the effort a really bad name. We simply can't afford that to happen again. That research experiment with a lot of guess work was conducted in the 80s and one of the reasons that those superinsulated buildings did not fly was because many of them did develop severe moisture problems in wall systems and indoors and overheated. Superinsulated wall systems become complex issues (complex not as in difficult but as in differentiated and integrat...

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