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PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 1

PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 1 BACKGROUND ‘AN ENDURING SUCCESS STORY’ Share: Facebook Twitter Instagram Welcome to reimagined habitat‚Äôs new blog, Passive House 101! This twelve-part series will hopefully demystify the Passive House concept and supply you with the practical knowledge to make informed decisions about building a sustainable, caring and comfortable home. Passive building principles …

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PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 2

PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 2 IT’S NOT A BRAND ‘EVERYONE CAN BUILD A PASSIVE HOUSE’ Share: Facebook Twitter Instagram Explaining what Passive House means involves defining what it is and is not. To begin with, it‚Äôs not a brand. Passive House is a building standard which is open sourced, it‚Äôs not patented or trademarked, and …

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PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 3

PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 3 THE HOUSE WITH PRINCIPLES. Share: Facebook Twitter Instagram A Passive House is characterised by five principles which can be summarised in the following: 1.¬† ¬† ¬†Thermal insulation 2.¬† ¬† ¬†Minimalising thermal bridges.¬† 3.¬† ¬† ¬†Triple-paned glazing 4.¬† ¬† ¬†An airtight building envelope. 5.¬† ¬† ¬†A mechanical ventilation system with heat …

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PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 4

PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 4 SIMPLE, EFFICIENT, COST EFFECTIVE Share: Facebook Twitter Instagram Committing to a building project is a daunting, if exciting prospect enough, without budget parameters becoming a sobering consideration. So, imagine consolidating your dream brief with not only successful execution but daily reminders of your economy from a Passive House standard home!A …

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PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 5

PASSIVE HOUSE 101 PART 5 YOUR POSTCODE MATTERS AND SO DOES YOUR CLASS. Share: Facebook Twitter Instagram As we previously discussed on this blog, Passive House implementation is dependent on well thought out design with quality, reliable components, and materials. This superhero duo of energy efficiency has a critical wing man. The Passive House Planning …

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