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Passive House is built on quality: Worldwide certification criteria for windows and glazings |via @the_iPHA

Passive House is built on quality: Worldwide certification criteria for windows and glazings |via @the_iPHA

Designing and building high quality buildings requires extremely competent designers, tradespeople and component manufacturers. The large number of building components available on the market along with inconsistent performance rating schemes makes choosing suitable components a difficult task. In order to facilitate this task, the PHI has been certifying Certified Passive House Components for the past 15 years, thus providing independent, validated and comparable performance values for these components and guaranteeing their Passive House suitability. Until recently, the criteria for these certificates were based on the Central European climate where the Passive House concept was developed. As the specific thermal requirements for Passive House suitable components vary with different climates, these criteria needed to be adapted to suit all climates – starting with the cr...

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