EnerPHit Certification Criteria
- Building Design Expert
- 4 years ago
EnerPHit Certification Criteria: Residential Refurbishment – The EnerPHit Standard has been developed as a good practice refurbishment guide for Passivhaus renovations. EnerPHit recognises the difficulty of achieving a full Passivhaus standard in existing buildings without excessive cost or intrusion to the existing building. Hence EnerPHit has set a slightly different standard requirement to the full Passivhaus standard
The first ‘Passivhaus’ low energy construction standard is credited to Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut, Germany. The first Passivhaus being completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1990.
Passive Houses” were defined as buildings which have an extremely small heating energy demand even in the Central European climate and therefore need no active heating. Such houses can be kept warm “passively”, solely by using the existing internal heat sources and the solar energy entering through the windows as well as by the minimal heating of incoming fresh air.
The following PDF downloads provide some useful informarion on the Passivhaus standard, along with the recently published ‘EnerPHit’ standard that seeks to apply Passivhaus design principles to existing buildings:
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