Passivhaus Affiliate

Guidance

The Passivhaus Trust provides guidance on Passivhaus in the UK. Our Technical Panels & Working Groups gather information and experience of emerging issues, as more Passivhaus buildings are built, occupied and monitored. Our aim is to raise awareness of the standard, and to ensure its integrity as it is applied in the UK. You can download our latest reports, presentations and briefing papers from the list below.

If you require further information please visit the UK & international knowledge bases which offer more technical guidance. 

 

Technical Guidance - Designing for Summer Comfort in the UK

Technical Guidance - Designing for Summer Comfort in the UK

The Passivhaus Trust has commissioned the Designing for Summer Comfort in the UK guide in order to consider how modern buildings, and specifically Passivhaus buildings, can be designed to be comfortable in summer as well as winter.


Technical Guidance - Passivhaus Capital Cost Research Project

Technical Guidance - Passivhaus Capital Cost Research Project

To obtain a clearer picture of Passivhaus costs in the UK, AECOM, in conjunction with the Passivhaus Trust, has undertaken a research study into the capital cost of building to certified Passivhaus standards across a number of affordable housing projects in the UK, using a standardised cost tool to compare projects on a like for like basis.


Technical Guidance - Passivhaus Quality Assurance: Large & Complex Buildings

Technical Guidance - Passivhaus Quality Assurance: Large & Complex Buildings

The need for this Quality Assurance guide has arisen from the rapid growth of the Passivhaus Standard within the UK and the recognition that with the increased volume, scale and complexity of building projects, that it takes an increasingly well structured quality assurance system to maintain the required standards of design and construction.


Technical Guidance - How to Build a Passivhaus: Rules of Thumb

Technical Guidance - How to Build a Passivhaus: Rules of Thumb

Our latest publication highlights the key aspects of designing to the Passivhaus standard and the do's and don'ts on how to successfully build a Passivhaus.


Technical Guidance - Active for more comfort

Technical Guidance - Active for more comfort

This brochure from the International Passive House Association (ipha) is aimed at Property Developers, and clients


Technical Guidance - UK Climate Data

Technical Guidance - UK Climate Data

UK Climate Data map for use with PHPP, London Borough of Camden now included in Region 1 - Central London


Technical Guidance - Internal Heat Gain Assumptions in PHPP

Technical Guidance - Internal Heat Gain Assumptions in PHPP

Passivhaus experts Nick Grant and Alan Clarke highlight that Passivhaus tools can be improved and heat gain assumptions can lead to anomalies at extremes of building size and usage.


Technical Guidance - What it means to claim Passivhaus in the UK

Technical Guidance - What it means to claim Passivhaus in the UK

This paper provides guidance on quality assurance measures that are required to meet the Passivhaus Standard in the UK.


Technical Guidance - Passivhaus & Zero Carbon Compliance

Technical Guidance - Passivhaus & Zero Carbon Compliance

This paper reviews the potential opportunities that Passivhaus offers for achieving the carbon reductions needed to meet the 2016 Zero Carbon standard.


Presentations: EnerPHit

Presentations: EnerPHit

Presentation on the new Passivhaus Standard for refurbishment


Technical Guidance - Passivhaus Cost Template

Technical Guidance - Passivhaus Cost Template

A cost template to use when reporting the costs of Passivhaus, to create robust comparisons across a range of sites for both new build and retrofits.


Technical Guidance - Occupant Guidance Handbook

Technical Guidance - Occupant Guidance Handbook

This document provides guidance for the industry on how to produce effective User Guidance aimed at non-expert occupants for Passivhaus and low energy buildings.


Getting Started

Getting Started

So you have heard about the fantastic benefits of the Passivhaus standard and would like to build of your own but don't know where to start.


Technical Guidance - Why choose Passivhaus?

Technical Guidance - Why choose Passivhaus?

This publication aims to address some of the questions that have been raised as a result, and to encourage developers and others to consider Passivhaus. It covers questions centring on 'Why choose Passivhaus' as opposed to another approach, and includes information about: costs, complexity, aesthetics, air quality, overheating, materials, embodied energy and usability.


Policy Opinion - PHT re. Part L Consultation Response

Policy Opinion - PHT re. Part L Consultation Response

On 31 January 2012 Government opened a consultation on proposed changes to Part L (closing on 27 April 2012).


Technical Guidance - Passivhaus: an Introduction

Technical Guidance - Passivhaus: an Introduction

This guide provides an overview of the Passivhaus standard, its relevance in the UK and 12 certified Passivhaus projects