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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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Passive House Cat Door

Can you get a Passive House Cat Door? Prospective Passive House homeowners often have a lot of questions. And rightly so, there are many new things to know about designing, building and living in a Passive House compared to a typical Kiwi house. One regular question is: can we get a Passive House Cat Door? The answer is: Yes.   There is this very high-tech option from petWALK in Austria. It is designed for use in airtight, houses with controlled ventilation, such as a Passive House. It comes in a variety of sizes, colours, designs and with numerous accessories. It is suitable for both cats and dogs, installation in solid… Read More

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Collaborate with a Passive House expert

Are you an architect or designer working on a Passive House design? Do your clients ask you about Passive House? We collaborate with architects and designers to ensure that your design can meet the international Passive House Standard and exceed client expectations. We bring an architectural design sensibility to Passive House design and modelling. We don’t restrict your creativity, we enhance and complement it. Think of Passive House as a design constraint, not a compromise forced on your design. Ready to take the next step? Give us a call on +64 22 416 9499 or send us an email.

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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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