Paul McAlister Architects

Diary Entry No.19 - Ventilation (MVHR)

Diary Entry No.19 - Ventilation (MVHR)

The ventilation system, with heat recovery, is an integral component of the dwelling, essential for achieving the Passivhaus certification performance levels.  A proven low-energy and highly efficient ventilation method, MVHR is fast becoming the most common method of whole home ventilation for new build properties

Diary Entry No.18 - Achieving Airtightness

Diary Entry No.18 - Achieving Airtightness

The airtightness, as already mentioned in previous diary entries, is crucial for the overall success of the passive house. We have discussed the high risk air leakage components such as wall openings, floor-to-wall junctions and wall-to-roof junctions.