Owl Woods PH nails a design-stage retrofit for performance

Owl Woods PH nails a design-stage retrofit for performance

Check out a beautiful project from across the Tasman, the Owl Woods Passive House. It’s the 10th certified Passive House in Victoria, Australia and it’s won or still a finalist for a host of design and sustainability awards. Check out photos here; there are even a few construction photos, which are always my favourites.

The Passive House Database entry will satisfy your geek curiosity about how it all works under the facade.

It’s interesting to learn that it was a design-stage retrofit. I expect the German levels of insulation (U~0.1 to 0.15) and triple-glazed windows were compensating for the high form factor design, although to be fair triple-glazed windows are incredible for sound insulation.

—13 May 2020

 

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