Studio J’s architectural technologist, Tom Booth, is now a certified passive house designer. In order to be certified Tom has undertaken numerous hours of lectures, coursework and a final exam.
Passive house is a standard for energy efficient buildings. It provide users with high levels of comfort and excellent air quality, that is above the normal standards required by building regulations. A passive house designer can ensure that the high requirements for the building can be met.
With good quality and carefully thought out design, the appearance of the building could look no different to a “standard” building. However, it is always best to know if you are designing for passive house as soon as possible within the design process, as there are many aspects to consider that will impact on the layout and general appearance of the building.
Passive house is popular throughout the world. With some countries looking to adopt the principles as a standard for all new build houses.