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Passivhaus winners at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Passivhaus winners at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

There were a few PHT members scooping some of the 2016 Building Performance Awards.

26th February 2016

Designing for Summer Comfort

Designing for Summer Comfort

There have been a number of newspapers quick to publish overheating in eco homes. This masterclass looks at how to design for summer comfort.

24th February 2016

University of Leicester Centre for Medicine receives certification

University of Leicester Centre for Medicine receives certification

The University of Leicester's £42 million Centre for Medicine project has received Passivhaus certification.

23rd February 2016

PHPP compatibility with BIM

PHPP compatibility with BIM

The international Passivhaus Institute (PHI) would like to evaluate the connection between BIM softwares and Passivhaus design tools, PHPP and designPH. In order to do so they are calling for example projects to check how project data are presented in the BIM softwares or respective energy balance modules.

19th February 2016

The UK no longer just cool

The UK no longer just cool

Eagled-eyed PHPP tinkers may have already noticed a change in UK climate classification. The island is no longer solely a cold climate. Datasets now see parts of the south classified as warm temperate, and certain locations in Scotland as cold climates.

17th February 2016

Hen House sets sights on Passivhaus certification

Hen House sets sights on Passivhaus certification

With a recent planning win, Hen House progresses, with its eye on Passivhaus certification.

16th February 2016

Consequences of Passivhaus false claims

Consequences of Passivhaus false claims

A precedence court claim that found a property developer guilty of misleading customers by advertising new homes as Passivhaus although they did not meet the standard.

12th February 2016

RIBA survey confirms growing interest in Passivhaus

RIBA survey confirms growing interest in Passivhaus

A recent RIBA Future Trends survey concluded that there is a growing interest from clients in Passivhaus, both on domestic and non-domestic projects.

2nd February 2016

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