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Delivering large Passivhaus buildings: Site Supervisor & Construction Verifier training

Delivering large Passivhaus buildings: Site Supervisor & Construction Verifier training

Jul 12, 2024
Our experience with Site Supervisor and Construction Verifier training is that the courses provide architects and engineers with the tools they need for successful site supervision and navigation of the certification process, and deliver important on-site savings for developers and contractors. 
Dealing with heat waves: can I use the PHPP to size cooling equipment?

Dealing with heat waves: can I use the PHPP to size cooling equipment?

Jun 10, 2024
Given ever more frequent heat waves and the increasing need for active cooling in Passivhaus residential buildings, the issue of correctly sizing cooling equipment is key if we are to maintain thermal comfort, at low power.
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Praxis at the 27th International Passive House Conference

May 6, 2024
The International Passive House Conference is a benchmark event in the construction sector, where professionals from all over the world meet to analyze the latest trends in Passivhaus and high performance buildings. Held in the alpine city of Innsbruck in Austria, the event combined technical presentations, visits to passivhaus buildings and an exhibition of innovative materials and components for sustainable and energy efficient construction.
Terrassa Haus: Passivhaus Living in the heart of Catalonia

Terrassa Haus: Passivhaus Living in the heart of Catalonia

Apr 9, 2024
Terrassa Haus not only showcases the feasibility of Passivhaus principles in multi-residential developments but also demonstrates the economic viability of sustainable building practices. By prioritizing energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, Terrassa Haus offers residents a comfortable, healthy living environment while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.
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Prefabricated passive houses, a cornerstone of Construction 4.0

Feb 26, 2024
Prefabrication or industrialised construction is emerging as one of the cornerstones of what is known as Construction 4.0. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the objective of this 4th Industrial Revolution is to ditch obsolete and traditional construction methods and improve productivity by more than 50%, through- among other things- the optimization of resources based on prefabrication, zero waste and circularity.
Dynamic hygrothermal simulation and full-scale validation of a structural insulated panel made from bio-based materials.

Dynamic hygrothermal simulation and full-scale validation of a structural insulated panel made from bio-based materials.

Aug 1, 2021
Given the environmental impact of the construction sector- responsible for 40% of the total primary energy consumption of the European Union- reducing both the embodied energy of materials at manufacturing stage and minimising operational energy consumption in buildings are urgent tasks.