As you know, one my favourite Passivhaus resources is Elrond Burrell’s website. Elrond’s blog is informative and easy to read.
I wanted to share a recent post of his with you, where Elrond discusses a number of common questions about Ventilation in residential Passivhaus buildings.
A passivhaus home in almost all climates across the world will include a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery – such systems are required for both energy efficiency and for comfort. However, this is an often poorly understood aspect of passivhaus.
In this post, Elrond and Zehnder, a global supplier of Passivhaus Certified ventilation systems, explore various aspects of a residential passivhaus ventilation system, including:
- How do I control the ventilation system?
- What day-to-day interaction do I need to have with the ventilation system?
- What is the boost function and when should I use it?
- When should I switch the ventilation system off?
- and more…
It is an informative and interesting read – and can be read here: http://elrondburrell.com/blog/passivhaus-residential-ventilation-system/
This is a great podcast with two of the top proponents for Passivhaus in the UK (Elrond Burrell and Chris Herring) talking about aspects of design & how the standard of construction really matters with some really interesting comments about thermal mass.
It is well worth a listen.
Elrond Burrell is an architect in UK who is very active in the Passivhaus field.
Elrond posts a lot of interesting articles and I will be highlighting a few of them on this site. This is the first of them: Passivhaus is like having your eyes opened for the first time. Trouble then is – what was going on in the dark before!