An exciting new approach to achieving true low and zero carbon buildings.
Passivhaus is a design process to achieve true low and zero-rate buildings, where the core focus is to reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, so that temperatures inside of the buildings are comfortable at all times.
Passivhaus Design Principles:
The Passivhaus approach is to construct a building that has excellent thermal performance and exceptional air-tightness with mechanical ventilation.
Passivhaus achieves much lower energy demands through a ‘whole system approach’, with attention paid to thermal bridging and air tightness.