Passive Energy Houses are designed to operate without the need for an “active” heating system.

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Their design and construction is such that the occupants can live comfortably without the need to operate any conventional heating (or cooling) equipment. Any power required to control the home environment is offset by the energy savings achieved.

The European Parliament has voted for Passivhaus standards to become law and Passivhaus standards will be progressively incorporated into UK Regulations. The principles of Passive Energy construction are:-

  • Locate and orientate the building to optimise use of natural resources.
  • Design the building envelope to minimise energy loss.
  • Make use of thermal mass within the building to stabilise the environment.
  • Utilise energy from exhausted air to pre-condition fresh incoming air.
  • Ensure workmanship is to a high standard to achieve full specification performance.

Both the BecoWallform 375 and 438 systems have been awarded Certified Component status by the Passive House Institute.

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Passive & Low Energy was last modified: February 27th, 2018 by admin