Ian Black recently gained Accreditation with the Passive Haus Institute (PHI) in Germany as a Certified Passive House Designer (2011.) All designs are tested using approved PHPP software.
What is Passive Haus?
“A passive house is a building in which a comfortable interior climate can be maintained without active heating and cooling systems”
(Adamson 1987 and Feist 1988.) The house heats and cools itself, hence ‘’passive’’.
A Passive Haus by it’s nature is highly insulated and energy efficient and offers many benefits including: –
- Very low energy bills
- Reduced C02 emissions
- Lower Carbon Tax bills
- Improved air quality
- Increased internal light quality
- Prolonged building Life – Quality construction
- Comfortable internal environment
- Health benefits from improved air quality (No condensation or dust mites)
- Added future value