Basements in Low Energy Buildings
Issue 36 of Passive House Plus featured an article by John Morehead on the dangers of basements in low energy buildings, and the keys issues to avoid moisture and heating issues.
Our temperate climate in Ireland can let us off lightly in achieving passive house levels of performance with above ground dwellings. However, once we build below ground, our advantages are lost due to the condensation risk caused by humid exterior conditions.
To read more, the article can be found at the following link: Basements in Low Energy Buildings