SIGA

Preparing for airtightness in concept and developed design stages

This is the second instalment of our guide running from concept to handover, what needs to happen at each RIBA stage to achieve a successful airtightness test.

Focus on renovation: What are the EnerPHit classes?

We need to retrofit millions of buildings with airtightness and insulation to achieve net zero. What is EnerPHit compared to Passivhaus, what are passivhaus principles? We give an introduction to highly efficient construction renovation projects.

Beware thermal bypass – it’s air behaving badly!

Insulation stops heat escaping by blocking conduction. But it can’t do its job properly if heat is also being carried away by unwanted air movement.

Category - Building science