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Retrofit Passive House Guidlines

Retrofit Passive House Guidlines

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SustainableEnergyIreland(SEI)
SustainableEnergyIrelandwasestablishedasIreland’snationalenergyagencyundertheSustainableEnergyAct2002.SEIsmissionistopromoteandassistthedevelopmentofsustainableenergy.Thisencompassesenvironmentallyandeconomi-callysustainableproduction,supplyanduseofenergy,insupportofGovernmentpolicy,acrossallsectorsoftheeconomyincludingpublicbodies,thebusinesssector,localcommunitiesandindividualconsumers.Itsremitrelatesmainlytoimprov-ingenergyefficiency,advancingthedevelopmentandcompetitivedeploymentofrenewablesourcesofenergyandcombinedheatandpower,andreducingtheenvironmentalimpactofenergyproductionanduse,particularlyinrespectof greenhousegasemissions.SEIischargedwithimplementingsignificantaspectsofgovernmentpolicyonsustainableenergyandtheclimatechangeabatement,including:Assistingdeploymentofsuperiorenergytechnologiesineachsectorasrequired;Raisingawarenessandprovidinginformation,adviceandpublicityonbestpractice;Stimulatingresearch,developmentanddemonstration;Stimulatingpreparationofnecessarystandardsandcodes;Publishingstatisticsandprojectionsonsustainableenergyandachievementoftargets.ItisfundedbytheGovernmentthroughtheNationalDevelopmentPlanwithprogrammespartfinancedbytheEuropeanUnion.©SustainableEnergyIreland,2009.Allrightsreserved.Nopartofthismaterialmaybereproduced,inwholeorinpart,inanyformorbyanymeans,withoutpermission.Thematerialcontainedinthispublicationispresentedingoodfaith,butitsapplicationmustbeconsideredinthelightof individualprojects.SustainableEnergyIrelandcannotbeheldresponsibleforanyeffect,lossorexpenseresultingfromtheuseofmaterialpresentedinthispublication.PreparedbySEIRenewableEnergyInformationOfficeandMosArtArchitecture.CoverimagescourtesyofCooneyArchitects.
 
FOREWORD
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SECTIONONE:
The‘Passive House’ 
PassiveHouseandthePassivhausStandard1DefinitionofthePassivhausStandard1 TechnicaldefinitionofthePassivhausStandardforIreland2ApplicationsofthePassivhausStandardintheEUandIreland3EvolutionofretrofittingdwellingstothePassivhausStandardinEurope3ApplicationofthePassivhausStandardinIreland3DwellingEnergyAssessmentProcedure3BuildingEnergyRating4PHPPandDEAP4
SECTIONTWO:
Review of Building Stock in Ireland 
Energyefficiencyanddwellingage7Fuelpovertysource:HealyandClinch(2002)8
SECTIONTHREE:
Principles of Passive Houses
PassivhausPlanningPackage2007-Anessentialdesigntool11Passivehousecertification12Buildingenvelopeinsulation12Optimisingpassivesolargain12 Thermalbridging13Structuralairtightnessanddraughtproofing13Internalheatgains13PassiveHousebuildingsystems13Whathappensintheeventofapowerfailure?13Back-upheatingsystem14Domestichotwaterproduction14
SECTIONFOUR:
Typical Phases of Retrofitting
Survey17InitialPHPPcalculation17Changesinlayout/design18Upgradethermalenvelope18Insulation18Internalinsulation19Externalinsulation20Insulatingtheroofspace20Wallcavityinsulation20Windowsanddoors21Airtightness21 Thermalbridges22Upgradeventilationandheatingsystem22Ventilationsystem22Recommendedventilationrate22Mechanicalheatrecoveryventilation(MHRV)system23Insulationandpositioningofductworkandvents23Heatingsystem23Watertoairheatexchanger23Compactunitwithelectricalheatpump23Woodpellet/Woodpelletstove/Woodlogboiler24IntegratedcontrolsforheatinginaPassiveHouse24Individualroomtemperaturecontrol24Sitesupervision24
SECTIONFIVE:
Upgrading ofTypical ConstructionTypes
Walls29Randomrubbleandhollowblockwall29Cavitywalls29 Timberframe35Floorslab37Roof42ColdRoof/insulatedatceilinglevel42Slopedroof43
SECTIONSIX:
Case Study Retrofit Building -Theoretical 
Dwellingdescription49CurrentheatingandDHWsystem50UseofPHPPandDEAPtoprepareretrofittingstrategy52Preparingaretrofittingstrategy52Measuresindetail53 Thermalinsulation53Windowsanddoors53 Thermalbridges53Airtightness53Ventilationheatingsystem54Costofretrofitting54Passivehouseverification57
SECTIONSEVEN:
Case Study of Completed Retrofitted Project 
Casestudyofcompletedretrofittedproject61
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