31 Jan '12, 7am

@kirishathegreat This is a decent overview of the Passivhaus standard:

The Passivhaus Standard The core focus of the Passivhaus Standard is to dramatically reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, whilst also creating excellent indoor comfort levels. This is primarily achieved by adopting a fabric first approach to the design, specifying high levels of insulation to the thermal envelope with exceptional levels of airtightness and the use of whole house mechanical ventilation. The passivhaus Standard was developed in Germany in the early 1990s by Professors Bo Adamson of Sweden and Wolfgang Feist of Germany and the first dwellings to be completed to the Passivhaus Standard were constructed in Darmstadt in 1991. The Passivhaus Institut continues to monitor the dwellings with the measured energy consumption for heating remaining less than 10 kWh/m².yr since 1991, the savings in comparison with traditional buildings are more than 90%...

Full article: http://www.passivhaus.org.uk/standard.jsp?id=37

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