Posts tagged with ‘comfort’

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...

Now that our homes are getting more airtight, can we still rely on natural ventilation to provide a comfortable and healthy indoor climate?

Natural ventilation vs. mechanical ventilation

Fri Jan 30, 2015

Proper ventilation is a critical consideration for homes and buildings. Poor ventilation can cause a build-up in indoor air pollutants like dust, pollen, mould and...

How can we tackle the problem of overheating without compromising our low energy strategies?

eBook | Exploring overheating in modern homes

Mon Jan 12, 2015

It may seem a strange time of year to offer an eBook on the subject of overheating. I doubt that too many of us are feeling uncomfortably hot today. In fact, I doubt that too many people...

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...

Exploring comfort in the home: improving IAQ in high performance housing

5 ways to improve indoor air quality

Mon Dec 29, 2014

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, indoor air is typically two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. As energy-efficient homes become tighter and tighter with less air infiltration, indoo...

Exploring humidity in the home: What does ‘comfort temperature’ actually mean?

The Three Degrees

Mon Dec 1, 2014

In the third and final part of our comfort in the home blog series we’re looking at comfort temperature, heat perception and why just three degrees can...

Exploring humidity in the home: What are the effects of high humidity?

Humidity: it’s all relative

Mon Nov 24, 2014

A Tale of Two Cities (or one city and a sovereign city-state) In September I went to Agadir, Morocco on holiday. Beautiful country, fantastic food and day after day of perfect azure skies. The temp...

Exploring humidity in the home: How human hair can tell you how much moisture is in the air.

Not such a hair-brained idea!

Mon Nov 17, 2014

Our home is our sanctuary and where we want to feel the most comfortable. But comfort isn’t simply about having plump pillows and thick, luscious carpets, lovely as they are. The level of humidity in ...

Exploring humidity in the home: How human hair can tell you how much moisture is in the air.

Not such a hair-brained idea!

Mon Nov 17, 2014

Our home is our sanctuary and where we want to feel the most comfortable. But comfort isn’t simply about having plump pillows and thick, luscious carpets, lovely as they are. The level of humidity in ...