Blogs & News

Airtightness - it’s not so stuffy!

Wed May 27, 2015

Airtightness in Passive House is an integral part of the design process and pivotal to achieving the desired...

Wilmcote House, Portsmouth

Latest News | Zehnder MVHR units installed in UK’s first EuroPHit project

Thu May 21, 2015

Progress is being made at the UK’s first EuroPHit case study project, Wilmcote House, a 111 unit development located in Portsmouth that is being funded by...

We examine the pros and cons of the most common methods of heating a Passive House to help you to make an informed choice.

What is the best way to heat a Passive House?

Fri May 15, 2015

One of the most common questions we get asked whilst delivering our popular Passive House CPD is,...

Green Party include Passive House in their manifesto

Latest News | Green Party’s nod to the Passive House concept

Wed Apr 22, 2015

With ‘Election Fever’ currently gripping the country and a swathe of political policies being bandied around left, right and, well, left again, it was encouraging to hear this week that...

The path to building a Passive House in the UK

I want one of those!

Fri Apr 10, 2015

When I first started researching the Passive House concept I was unaware of the impact it was going to have on my view of how I currently live. Having fully immersed myself in the subject and recogni...

Passive House Standards and Criteria

The Passive House Standard: three steps to meeting certification

Fri Mar 20, 2015

The Passive House Standard may seem like a daunting prospect to those who are new to the concept and the idea is often shrouded in many myths from its design stages to its end use. It is important to...

Delivering optimal air quality and comfort

Heating and Cooling a Passive House

Fri Mar 13, 2015

One of the key components required in achieving optimal air quality and comfort in a Passive House is...

Where comfort and quality of construction live happily ever after

Why build a Passive House?

Fri Feb 27, 2015

The words Passive House are synonymous with comfortable, healthy, low energy buildings, but what does that really mean to the occupants and why should you consider building a Passive House? Below, we...

How the Passive House standard was born.

The History of Passive House: where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Fri Feb 20, 2015

In 1988 two men had a vision: to create a house which provided comfort, affordability, excellent air quality/ventilation and reliable performance, without compromising on design. They embarked on a j...

Now that our homes are getting more airtight, can we still rely on natural ventilation to provide a comfortable and healthy indoor climate?

Natural ventilation vs. mechanical ventilation

Fri Jan 30, 2015

Proper ventilation is a critical consideration for homes and buildings. Poor ventilation can cause a build-up in indoor air pollutants like dust, pollen, mould and...

How can we tackle the problem of overheating without compromising our low energy strategies?

eBook | Exploring overheating in modern homes

Mon Jan 12, 2015

It may seem a strange time of year to offer an eBook on the subject of overheating. I doubt that too many of us are feeling uncomfortably hot today. In fact, I doubt that too many people...

How to maintain a balanced system all year round and ensure the continued comfort and health of the occupants.

Passive House | How do you (pre) heat yours?

Wed Jan 7, 2015

To pre-heat or not to pre-heat, that is the question! And when it comes to airtight dwellings, it’s a pretty darn important question. Local climate data dictates the...