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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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Passive House at Home & Interiors 2017

If you are planning to build it is important you research all the aspects of buying land, designing a home, choosing fittings and finishes, getting building consent and finally getting your home built. It takes a lot of time and there is a lot to learn. One way to learn about many of these aspects is to visit a home show. The trouble is, many home shows are a wide-ranging mixture of ‘lifestyle’ products and services and it can be tiring and difficult to find relevant information and help. Home & Interiors is different. Home & Interiors is focused exclusively on homeowners looking for upmarket inspiration and solid advice for every step… Read More

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