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Proceedings of eSim 2014: 8th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Flexible Terraced Passive House Design and Performance Evaluation using Building Simulation

Hasim Altan, Nicola Gasperini, Antonio Frattari

Abstract: The paper presents design development of a flexible passive housing prototype and its performance evaluation using building simulation. The aim is to plan a row/terraced house that can host a different number of families in the same home utilising a flexible design concept and that can at the same time reduce energy consumption and air pollution significantly with passive design and pay particular attention to materials. Building simulation has been carried out for thermal and energy performance evaluations with DesignBuilder (DB) and a comparison study with Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to meet the Passivhaus standards using a case study from the UK. Furthermore, differences between PHPP and DB have been discussed to determine pros and cons of both software packages for the simulation of a passive house design.
Pages: 384 - 397