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A simple approach to understanding some Passive House principles

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Ph coffee cup metaphor

  1. 1. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO KEEP A CUP OF COFFEE HOT? PASSIVE HOUSE Principles in a familiar form Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  2. 2. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  3. 3. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES USE THE BEST RATIO OF THE CUP’S SURFACE TO ITS VOLUME Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  4. 4. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES USE THE BEST RATIO OF SURFACE TO VOLUME PASSIVE HOUSE Build simple compact forms Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  5. 5. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES PUT A LID ON IT PASSIVE HOUSE Air leak free construction Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  6. 6. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES DON’T CONDUCT HEAT TO THE HOLDER PASSIVE HOUSE Thermal Bridge free construction Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  7. 7. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES STACK ONE CUP INSIDE ANOTHER PASSIVE HOUSE Super-insulation (thickness) Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  8. 8. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR PRINCIPLES SET THE CUP IN THE SUN PASSIVE HOUSE Orient the house to allow high performance windows to gather AND retain heat Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants
  9. 9. PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE MAKE SENSE Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY HOMES • Certified Passive House Consultants

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