We are excited.
We just got the climate data from the International Passive House Institute for Tasmania. That means that we can finalise the design for our to-be-certified passive house. You can’t do it without the climate data.
It cost a few Euros. Fair enough. But now anybody who wants a certified passive house building in Tasmania can get one – using that very same data!
AND, our surveyor just completed a detailed – beautiful – survey of the land. We asked him to map out the heights of trees and structures. Now that’s a difference from many projects. For a passive house you have to identify all obstructions to light. That is, obstructions to the sun. In a place like Tassie. Why?
Because we want the sun to shine through the glass in winter, and warm up the house.
AND, I am going to Hobart next week, just booked flights. I will meet up with a few people including the surveyor and a planner to walk over the site and see where houses might neatly sit. Views are important. Sun is important. And we want to keep established trees where possible.