Glazing to standards that are truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable.
If you’re choosing to build new to passive house standards, you will no doubt be practising a fabric first approach where you’ll be carefully considering the design and construction of your building to maximise it’s performance. In a world where lower energy consumption is increasingly desirable, building to Passivhaus standard is designed to create a more comfortable, stable and healthier living environment when compared to conventional buildings. Building to passive house standards is, therefore, the future build of today.
According to the Passivhaus Institute*, Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable. Passive House is not just a brand name, but a tried and true construction concept that can be applied by anyone, anywhere.
For passive house and very low energy buildings one of the most important elements you can choose is your windows, an essential factor in assuring high levels of performance and energy efficiency. Nordvest “Extreme” windows are available in both Timber R86 and Aluminium Clad options, supplied specifically with 50mm Triple Glazed units, offering Ug 0.48 and typical Uw values as low as 0.6 W/m2K.
A recently supplied project with Erigo Ltd at their North Newnton site for three passivhaus homes applied the above principles, along with their close attention to detail and high quality construction standard managed to achieve some exceptional results.
In the words of Rebecca Thursby, Director of Erigo, “For our particular project we needed to achieve very low airtightness tests to achieve the Passivhaus Standard and windows and doors are a notorious weak point. All three of our homes passed with flying colours!”
Whether building a passive house for PHI Certification, using passive principles in a fabric first approach or aiming for a very low energy build, Nordvest has the knowledge, expertise and product to complement your project.
* Source: Passivhaus Institute
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