Post occupancy evaluation of Passivhaus homes
Rachel has embarked on a funded research PhD with the University of Bath. The Decarbonising the Built Environment Department within Architecture and Civil Engineering has been set up to bring together a range of desciplines to tackle carbon emissions in buildings
Rachel is working in conjunction with the Passivhaus Trust and WARM Low Energy Practice undertaking post occupancy evaluations of certified Passivhaus homes. The purpose of the reasearch is to test the theory that there is no performance gap in homes built to the Passivhaus Standard. Both space heating in winter and overheating in summer will be considered.
The early results have been published and are downloadable from the Passivhaus Trust here