I received a reply. It raises as many questions in my mind as it answers, so I thought I'd just post it as is whilst I sort out my thoughts.
In answer to your question on, "What is the procedure for resolving
questions such as those that have arisen here?", Passive House Institute
has given much thought to this and for this reason, created the
Interntional Passive House Association (iPHA) and it's tool, Passipedia
Passipedia, the Passive House resource, constitutes a vast array of
cutting edge, scientifically sound, Passive House relevant articles. It
is here where the Passive House Institute hopes to gather all in depth
information on Passive Houses, as well as Passive House findings from
around the world are being presented. Indeed, the highlights of almost
20 years of PHI research on Passive Houses are being posted here, often
for the first time ever in English and iPHA is constantly working to add
more information. On Passipedia, basic Passive House information and
insights are available for all to see, whereas members of the
International Passive House Association (iPHA) receive special access to
the more in depth sections (to become a member, visit www.passivehouse-interntional;
or inquire with our British Affilate, the
Passivhaus Trust). In all cases and unlike Wikipedia, users can be sure
that whatever is posted there has gone through a quality control process.
Of course, definitive information can also be found on the Passive House
Institute website, which we are currently working to improve, as well as
on the iPHA website (www.passivehouse-international
), where there is
also an FAQ section that will increasingly be linked to Passipedia articles.
The above, in short, is an outline of how we are working to make sure
all are on the same page.
With regard to your specific TFA questions, if you don't find what you
are looking for in Passipedia yet, then please ask and we will do our
best to get the answer out.
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