Passivhaus Primer: Introduction

An aid to understanding the key principles of the Passivhaus standard

The term Passivhaus refers to a low energy construction standard developed by Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The core focus of the Passivhaus standard is to dramatically reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, whilst also creating excellent indoor comfort levels.

The introduction primer will give you a basic understanding of the the key principles of the Passivhaus standard.  Click here to download

Primer: Introduction

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