Posts tagged with ‘Passive House’

Passive House design | Spotlight on Key Influencers: Q&A with Chris Parsons from Parsons + Whittle

Mon Jun 6, 2016

The firm completed its first Passive House scheme of 14 dwelling in Wimbish in Essex in 2011 and is now one of the leading practitioners of and authorities on Passive House in the UK....

Zehnder Group UK to enter the Passive House Institute Component Award 2016

Latest news | Up for the Challenge!

Mon Sep 21, 2015

As the market leader in comfortable indoor ventilation, we are delighted that the Passive House Institute has announced it will be hosting a Component Award for ventilation solutions for...

With the Zero Carbon Allowable Solutions scheme scrapped, where does that leave Passive House?

What future for Zero Carbon Homes?

Wed Sep 16, 2015

It was hugely disappointing to hear the Government announce over the summer that it will not be proceeding with the zero carbon Allowable Solutions scheme or the...

Passive House standard central to New York City Mayor’s plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 per cent by 2050.

Latest News | New York Passive House

Tue Sep 1, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new plan to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city buildings by 2050 relies on Passive House as a guiding standard for...

Passive House Standards and Criteria

The Passive House Standard: three steps to meeting certification

Fri Mar 20, 2015

The Passive House Standard may seem like a daunting prospect to those who are new to the concept and the idea is often shrouded in many myths from its design stages to its end use. It is important to...

Delivering optimal air quality and comfort

Heating and Cooling a Passive House

Fri Mar 13, 2015

One of the key components required in achieving optimal air quality and comfort in a Passive House is...

Where comfort and quality of construction live happily ever after

Why build a Passive House?

Fri Feb 27, 2015

The words Passive House are synonymous with comfortable, healthy, low energy buildings, but what does that really mean to the occupants and why should you consider building a Passive House? Below, we...

How the Passive House standard was born.

The History of Passive House: where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Fri Feb 20, 2015

In 1988 two men had a vision: to create a house which provided comfort, affordability, excellent air quality/ventilation and reliable performance, without compromising on design. They embarked on a j...

How to maintain a balanced system all year round and ensure the continued comfort and health of the occupants.

Passive House | How do you (pre) heat yours?

Wed Jan 7, 2015

To pre-heat or not to pre-heat, that is the question! And when it comes to airtight dwellings, it’s a pretty darn important question. Local climate data dictates the...

How a year in the ventilation industry triggered my addiction to good quality air.

Ventilation matters

Sat Nov 29, 2014

As a Product Marketing Manager, my key objective – my ‘raison d’être’, if you will – is to get excited about my products. A good product marketer should be able to muster enthusiasm about anything. I’...

We ask our colleagues at Zehnder America to comment on some of the most energy-efficient homes on US soil: Belfast Ecovillage homes use 90 per cent less energy to heat and cool.

What are the real world cost savings of living in a Passive House?

Sat Nov 22, 2014

While typical homes of a comparable size require families to spend several thousand dollars each year on heat alone, my family of four in mid coast Maine spent less than $120 a month last winter on al...

As our experience with Passive House increases, so too does the number of myths surrounding the concepts behind the energy-efficient construction standard.

The top 9 Passive House myths – busted!

Thu Nov 20, 2014

We’ve chosen 9 of the most common Passive House misconceptions with the hope that we can debunk the folklore, once and for all....