The Australian market for comfort and energy efficiency in the built environment can be difficult to understand for those inside the design and construction industry, let alone for those new to the industry.
What’s the difference between a Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating and a Certified Passive House construction for example? How do we bridge the ‘performance gap’ between what we design and what we build?
To address this potential for misunderstanding, APHA have created a process and ultimately an interactive user interface to contextualise and explore the relative benefit of Passive House design and construction in comparison with a 7 star NatHERS rated building.
We have chosen to “keep it simple” and have focused on 1) Occupant comfort 2) Energy efficiency and 3) Operational costs based on a single residential building model in key Australian climate regions.
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