In Tasmania 2023
In Tasmania 2023
I help architects, designers and clients to build to the Passive House Standard.
As an accredited Building Designer I can design houses. I am based in Hobart, Tasmania.
EnerPHit is the staged certification process for renovation - whether it be an office or a house. Also run through the PH software but with slightly less stringent requirements. Concessions for historic facades etc.
We have all done it...we have designed the biggest cheapest building we can afford! The cheapest way to get you into a Passive House building is to start the design process from scratch with Passive House as part of the Brief.
Have the conversation as early as possible in the design process. PH effects the proportions of the building, the thickness of the walls, the architectural details etc.
'Passive solar design' is a set of principles ...with the Passive House software we can add measurement to those principals and turn them into facts. In addition, heat recovery ventilation is added and thermal bridges fully assessed.
The PH standard is designed around human comfort, health and energy efficiency, to locate climate data, so yes.
The idea of a standard & targets to work to was thought of in Germany in 1987 as the local building industry was not meeting its quota of greenhouse gas emission targets of the time. Working with no target is dumb.
The building is only airtight when you test it for leaks/drafts and then it is never completely airtight. Otherwise PH buildings are better ventilated than most new buildings. Air comes through open windows, doors and a ventilation system.