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This knowledge base contains a collection of resources to help you build a Passivhaus including peer-reviewed guidance from industry experts, rules of thumb and case studies of Passivhaus certified building projects.

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The knowledge base is split into four main sections:

Planning
Early planning advice for Passivhaus developments
Design
Design considerations when designing a Passivhaus
Construction
On-site quality control and processes when building a Passivhaus
Operation
Handover and ongoing maintenance of Passivhaus buildings
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