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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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Early planning advice for Passivhaus developments
Design considerations when designing a Passivhaus
On-site quality control and processes when building a Passivhaus
Handover and ongoing maintenance of Passivhaus buildings
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Value management

Value Management seeks to provide optimum function for a reasonable cost.

In some instances spending more can generate inherent, longer term...

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New tool simplifies inputting windows in PHPP

A new tool which simplifies the process of inputting window information into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) has been developed by Tim Martel at Optimal Retrofit. Tim is a Chartered...