Inclusion of the correct construction components for a low energy building is crucial for a successful Passivhaus new build project.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now required by law when a property is built, sold or rented and allocates it a rating from A, being the most energy efficient, to G which is the least energy efficient.
When building a new property to Passivhaus standard you will need to set a target level of energy efficiency which states the required heating consumption for your living space, measured in energy per square metre per year.
John Knight Glass can advise on these parameters and, in conjunction with our Passivhaus Consultant, will hand hold you through the process of achieving the required energy rating for your project by selecting accredited windows and doors which are compatible with your plan and budget.
Calculating the precise positioning, size and direction of the windows, doors and walls allows optimal use of the sun's energy for lighting and heating and will also take into account the need to protect the building from extreme weather conditions. If properly implemented in the design and build, these factors will reinforce the benefits of reduced heat loss and energy savings which naturally arise from the heat insulation and ventilation properties of Passivhaus accredited units.
We can also advise on a choice of materials and finishes to ensure an elegant and stylish theme in keeping with your design plan.
Please visit our showroom, where we have an extensive range of Passivhaus accredited products by our partners Internorm.
Contact Us for further information or to arrange an appointment for a no obligation consultation.