Passivhaus Trust Guidance

Claiming the Passivhaus Standard

Within the UK, there are occasionally claims that buildings meet or exceed the Passivhaus standard simply because they might meet one or more of the Passivhaus requirements. For example they achieve the air-tightness target, or utilise...

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The Passivhaus Trust has commissioned the ‘Designing for Summer Comfort in the UK’ guide in order to consider how modern buildings, and specifically Passivhaus buildings, can be designed to be comfortable in summer as well as winter.

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Good Practice Guide to Insulation

Passivhaus buildings are known to eliminate the performance gap, and insulation is a crucial element to the fabric first approach. This guide aims to give building professionals an insight into good practice for designing, procuring, storing...

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New occupants of any house/building should be provided with information about the property on at least three levels: Emergency, maintaining comfort, and how to get the most out of your property. 

Different levels of understanding and...

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The Passivhaus standard is growing in popularity in the UK with more than 250 certified Passivhaus buildings designed and constructed to the standard at the end of 2014 and over 1000 buildings underway, both residential and non-domestic....

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Thinking of building a forever house? Make it a Passivhaus. This campaign is aimed at anyone contemplating building their own home. Discover why building to Passivhaus is good for you! A short video and brochure boast the many benefits that...

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The Passivhaus Standard is recognised internationally as the world’s leading quality assurance standard for low energy buildings. Unlike conventional buildings, those buildings that are designed, constructed and certified to the Passivhaus...

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This introductory guide provides an overview of the Passivhaus standard, how it can be achieved, how to get started and looks at 12 certified Passivhaus projects across the UK.

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The Passivhaus Trust has been working with Rachel Mitchell, Bath University and WARM to analyse the performance of a number of certified Passivhaus dwellings in the UK.

Monitoring data obtained from Technology Strategy Board (now...

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Why choose Passivhaus? guide

This publication aims to address some of the questions and misconceptions that have been raised around Passivhaus, and to encourage developers and others to consider Passivhaus. It covers questions centring on ‘Why choose Passivhaus’ as opposed...

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