It details in particular the constructive principles and conditions required to ensure the summer thermal comfort of a Passivhaus building.
This article has been sponsored by la Maison Passive France.
The article details the Brettstapel solid timber construction principle and its success in meeting the Passivhaus standard requirements. The house illustrates a very interesting multi-partnered conception process where the building superstructure elements have been prefabricated in the workshop and assembled on site. The construction is currently the subject of a performance assessment and investigation that aims to reduce its electrical consumption as the building does not actively produce any electricity.
The article was published in March 2013 by the magazine