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PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES              WHAT’S THE BEST WAY               T...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES         Designers & Builders of FUTURE FRIENDLY ...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES     USE THE BEST RATIO OF THE CUP’S SURFACE TO I...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES           USE THE BEST RATIO OF SURFACE TO VOLUM...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES                                PUT A LID ON IT  ...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES                DON’T CONDUCT HEAT TO THE HOLDER ...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES                    STACK ONE CUP INSIDE ANOTHER ...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE THE COFFEE CUP METAPHOR              PRINCIPLES                      SET THE CUP IN THE SUN     ...
PASSIVE HOUSE IN PRACTICE                         MAKE                         SENSE         Designers & Builders of FUTUR...
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A simple approach to understanding some Passive House principles

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  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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