Employ a design team
Make sure you have a qualified Passivhaus Designer within your Architect or consultant team right from the outset. Decisions made very early in the project will affect the building performance. (Not got a designer yet? Talk to Etude!)
Develop an initial scheme
Generally we recommend your design is developed up to an initial design intention before considering Passivhaus Certification. The optimum time for first involvement is pre-planning.
Get early advice from a Passivhaus Certifier
The earlier we are involved the sooner we can pass on lessons learnt from other projects and give assurance that the design is capable of meeting the standard. Too often we have to deliver bad news late in a project.