Post occupancy analysis of nZEB implementation via the PH standard

Colcough, Shane and McGill, Grainne and Kinnane, Oliver and Griffiths, Philip and Hewitt, Neil (2018) Post occupancy analysis of nZEB implementation via the PH standard. In: PLEA 2018, 2018-12-10 - 2018-12-12, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Building regulations are currently under development across Europe in advance of the implementation of the nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) standard at national member state level. However, when revising the national building regulations to improve energy efficiency, few examples exist of the monitored performance of such dwellings, making informed decision-making difficult. This paper reports on the monitored performance of nZEB compliant dwellings which were built to the Passive House (PH) Standard. It finds that the PH bedroom CO2 concentrations are significantly better than in houses built to the current building regulations which use natural ventilation. KEYWORDS: IAQ, CO2, Passive House, nZEB, Cardon Dioxide