what is Passivhaus and do you meet this standard?

The principles of Passivhaus (sometimes spelt Passive House) are explained really well in this 90 second video…

For a more detailed explanation, please visit the BRE’s website.

Most of our homes can meet this very high standard, the only time they won’t is when triple glazing or MVHR isn’t included as options, some form of renewable energy isn’t used and when the floor area is much smaller than the surface area of the building. We find that when the home has a very large double height space, as fantastic as it is to have this height, the heating calculations don’t work in our favour.