The Passive House payback myth

The Passive House payback myth This is a topic that has been niggling away at the back of my mind for years, and I have the seed of an analogy in mind that hopefully I can develop in this blog to clarify how I feel about this and should prove useful to clients and...

What is a Passive House?

What is a Passive House? A Passive house is a house which is so energy efficient, it not does require a conventional heating system. A true passive house, or PassivHaus in German is a building, and not necessarily a house – it can be a pharmacy, a school,...

How to brief your architect

How to Brief your Architect Once you have found the right architect, take some time to prepare a clear brief. The Brief Know how much you intend to spend. Your architect will be able to give you budget costs, as a cost per square metre (or foot) for the proposed...