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This knowledge base contains a collection of resources to help you build a Passivhaus including peer-reviewed guidance from industry experts, rules of thumb and case studies of Passivhaus certified building projects.

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The knowledge base is split into four main sections:

Planning
Early planning advice for Passivhaus developments
Design
Design considerations when designing a Passivhaus
Construction
On-site quality control and processes when building a Passivhaus
Operation
Handover and ongoing maintenance of Passivhaus buildings
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Benefits of component certification

Passivhaus Certified Component

The Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards are characterised by very high energy savings compared with standard construction. This is achieved by highly efficient building systems, careful planning...

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UK Passivhaus certifiers

A number of UK organisations have been approved to assess and issue the Passivhaus Certificate, the EnerPHit Certificate (for retrofit projects) and PHI Low Energy Building Certificate.

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