Summer Comfort in Passive House Buildings: Guideline

With warming climate conditions the topic of resilience towards overheating is increasingly gaining importance, especially since high indoor temperatures are not only a matter of comfort, but are also highly related to health. Summer temperatures inside a building are majorly influenced by solar loads, internal heat sources and by the ventilation strategy. Design optimization suitable for the local climate conditions fundamentally influences (a) the achieved thermal summer comfort and (b) the building’s robustness to the risk of overheating under unfavorable circumstances.

As part of you Passive House California (PHCA) Membership you are also a member of iPHA (International Passive House Association) and you can download this new guide from the PASSIPEDIA for free (you need to login to your iPHA account).

Published by the Passive House Institute (PHI).