July 16, 2021

Efficiency First | Designing for Passive House

Efficiency First | Designing for Passive House

Originating in Germany in 1992, the Passive House methodology provides for energy efficient homes that support healthy indoor air quality and year-round thermal and acoustic comfort. Certified Passive Houses are underpinned by the five Passive House foundational principles of appropriate insulation, no uncontrolled air leakage, mechanical heat recovery ventilation, windows that insulate and seal and no thermal bridges.


In this episode, Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE sits down with Clare Parry, Better Buildings Lead at HIP V. HYPE and Founding Chair of Passive House Australia, Marcus Strang, Senior Consultant in the Better Buildings team at HIP V. HYPE and Andy Marlow, Architect at Envirotecture to discuss how to design a Passive House.


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