An article for the AECB by Sally Godber
Low carbon new buildings are often designed to have minimal heat loss, but real performance is frequently disappointing. Sally Godber looks at some key Passivhaus principles that can help bridge the gap between design & reality.
Sally is a partner in Warm – Low Energy Building Consultancy. Sally started her career as a building services engineer specialising in renewable and low energy systems for a diverse range of sectors including historic, industrial and educational buildings. Since joining WARM Sally’s main focus has been on comfort, and how this can be achieved alongside improved energy performance. The Passivhaus methodology was an obvious partner in this aim, and Sally has since been involved in a number of houses, flats, offices and schools designed to the standard.
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