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PHPP 2007: Passive House Planning Package

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Does energy-conscious design require sophisticated simulations? This was indeed the case for the first Passive Houses that were completed in 1991. Calculating the energy balance of buildings with very low energy consumption is a demanding task - existing regulations, standards and prestandards lack the required precision. Nevertheless, we have identified the critical factors for preparing reliable balances - with tools that are simple to use and with acceptable effort in terms of data input.

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