Embodied Energy in Passivhaus Buildings

A hot topic in Passivhaus circles for nearly as long as the standard has been around, the net effect of building ultra-low energy buildings is again under the spotlight following commentary and presentation of a paper at the Architectural Science Association...

Fresh Air without the Heat Loss (or Gain)

Clare Parry explains what mechanical ventilation is and why we might want to use it as our homes become better sealed. Mechanical ventilation is not something many Australians would be familiar with in their homes, but it is something many would have experienced in...