Achieving Passivhaus Status

Photo courtesy of Daniel Bobker at Thermal Inspections Ltd

Photo courtesy of Daniel Bobker at Thermal Inspections Ltd

In this part of our series of posts about the Passivhaus Standards we examine the exact requirements that are needed for a building to achieve Passivhaus status.

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The History of the Passivhaus Standard

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In this part of our series about Passivhaus Standards we take a brief look at how they have been developed over the last twenty five years to become the leading international low energy design standard.

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What is the Passivhaus Standard?

Highland Housing Passivhaus New Build As the leading international low-energy performance standard, attaining Passivhaus status is one of the most challenging but rewarding approaches to minimising a building’s energy usage.

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Refurbishment hub: Do we need one?

Refurbishment of existing building Should the UK have a single refurbishment hub to ensure government and industry hears a single voice from all involved in the retrofit of buildings? This blog post explains what such a hub may look like.

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Battle of the Bands: the energy efficiency of private rental properties

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At the end of July, DECC launched consultations on a new strategy for fuel poverty and consultations on the energy efficiency of private rental properties for domestic and non domestic buildings:

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