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10 Steps to Designing Your First Passive House

In the first installment of our Passive House 101 series, Michael Ingui of Baxt Ingui covers ten general steps to consider when designing your first Passive House project.

There are many factors to consider when designing a Passive House, and the specific steps involved can vary depending on the project and the design team's approach. Michael talks about the basic Passive House design principles—continuous insulation, thermal bridge-free design, airtight construction, high performance windows and doors, and filtered fresh air with heat recovery—as well as other helpful tips such as how to select materials and systems, conduct energy analysis and modeling, and how to select an experienced contractor.

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