Choices, Choices

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The Great Balance (or PHPP)

Unmatched in its performance prediction power is the Passive House Project Planner, or short PHPP. 

With its rigorous calculation method it balances heat losses and heat gains and in the best case a certified Passive House is the result. 

Key features of Passive House are: insulation, airtightness, moisture control, ventilation, thermal bridge free construction and shade control.

You can take advantage of all these insights, even if you are not planning for a Passive House. We can provide a tailored solution for your project.

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365 Sunrises

Dynamic modelling software has great visual aspects (like sunrises and sunsets) and gives a good idea of individual room temperatures, besides predicting heating and cooling demands. We use ies VE (integrated environmental solutions - Virtual Environment) for more geometricaly complex buildings that are targeting a better performance than standard Code. It can be used to compare different products and constructions, e.g. windows or wall systems and for compliance with H1, NZBC.

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Moisture Migration

The never-ending migration of air (containing water vapour/moisture) from warm to cold and back can be difficult to comprehend. Added to this the maze of building materials and recommendations it can be confusing to keep an overview. With WUFI we can take the guesswork out and provide scientific evidence to move your project forward. 

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Detail Review

We can ensure that all of a construction assembly doesn't create any problems, but we also need to look at how these constructions come together. Thermal bridges and lack of airtightness may just be a matter of detailing.