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Learn vocabulary (advanced) while learning more about passive house design. What can you implement in your projects?
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Passive House is an incredible building standard for designing and certifying energy efficient buildings (homes, schools, hospitals, offices, etc.). Using the 5 green building techniques explained in this video, Passive Houses need only 10% of the energy that a conventional home uses (that's a 90% energy saving!). We met up with Alex and Sandra from BCIT's High Performance Building Lab in Vancouver, Canada to learn about the different ways that a home can be built to use less energy. They're pretty simple to understand and don't cost much more than a typical new build: - Highly insulated building envelope - High performance triple glazed windows - Elimination of thermal bridges - Continuous air sealed layer - Heat recovery ventilation The building lab at BCIT is a really exciting new space where tradespeople can come to learn about green building techniques.
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11 minutes 0 second
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Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:Business/professional students
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Published 27/06/2021
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… creating a sealedaround the building and preventing any heat from escaping and a whole lot more we're here at BC I t's high …
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The Passivhaus standard actually can reduce your energyfor heating demand by up to 90 percent it's that much.
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The other one is obviously your turn on turn offon your energy savings.
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… you have more thanconstruction ,
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So everything that kind of.
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This one shows the waterlayer here.
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… we have what they call the serviceso that's, another 2x4 layer also filled withnot here.
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So one thing I hear a lot and I wouldn't want toon is that a lot of people think I'm gonna build an airtight house …
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… and you will not find the need once you leave once you live in it because you have the heat recoverysystem,
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oneheater somewhere in your house isfor heating.
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And therefore, we actually do need a continuous airaround the building in here.
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And you take onefrom this case, it's a door.
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… and then when youyour building, you pretty much blow air into the building, and then to find.
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… and sometimes you can feel the leaks it's easier to take tothe leaks,
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Three of the major ones would be smells air pollutants and humidity andfor occupant comfort .
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So we don't justopen our windows, which pretty much means heat loss, uncontrolled heat loss.
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yeah,comes in here.
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… shutting surface it's, a waterbarrier it's, an air barrier, it's, abarrier and it's insulating.
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So it's, a fairlypiece of equipment, really orientation of the window with the right performance.
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So that is has a big overheatingNorth facing windows, obviously are not really about heat gain they're all about heat loss.
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