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Unsubstantiated Claims about Passive House

Unsubstantiated Claims about Passive House The NZIA Bulletin sent out on the 26th of January raises an issue of unsubstantiated claims. The examples cited were an internet provider and a solar panel retailer, however, the lesson applies equally to architecture, building design and more specifically Passive House. Here’s the relevant section of the Bulletin: “…a recent warning from the Commerce Commission has highlighted how important it is for businesses to have reasonable grounds for any claims or implications they make about their goods or services. The warning was issued on Monday 18 December to 2017 NZ Fibre Communications Limited (“Stuff Fibre”) for making unsubstantiated claims that it is “Probably NZ’s… Read More

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What is Passive House (Passivhaus)?

What is Passive House? “Passive House” refers to the international Passive House Standard, sometimes also referred to using the German spelling “Passivhaus”. The Passive House Standard is often referred to as “the world‘s leading standard in energy efficient design.” And usually, a description of the standard includes details of the specific technical requirements. The Passive House Standard is an international, rigorous, scientific, performance standard for the design and construction of energy efficient buildings. It applies to all kinds of buildings, not just houses. However, the Passive House Standard is not just about the technical requirements of energy efficient design, it encompasses: Comfort Energy Efficiency, and Quality Assurance What do Comfort,… Read More

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The services we offer

VIA architecture is a specialist residential architectural practice. We do two things: Design high-performance homes. Think “Porsche” for houses. Beautiful, modern, world-class comfort, world-class energy efficiency. The best technology under the hood. Support other architects designing high-performance architecture. Not every architect has the specialist knowledge and expertise needed to deliver high-performance design. We’re the specialists, we bring it to them. We use the international Passive House standard and design methodology to design high-performance architecture.  We transform your quality of life by designing a home that provides optimum living conditions with minimal energy costs. Specific services we offer: Feasibility studies Full architectural services from project inception to completion with integrated Passive House… Read More

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