Benefits of a Passive House
Extremely Low Energy Use
Up to 90% less heating/cooling energy use, 60-80% overall energy savings
High Quality Indoor Air
Controlled ventilation for a continuous, consistent supply of filtered fresh air
Comfortable Indoor Temperatures
Buildings are designed to easily maintain a steady, comfortable temperature without irritating temperature swings common in drafty buildings
Operational and Construction Savings
Vastly reduced utility bills; elimination of conventional HVAC system; much smaller alternative energy required, best start to reach a net-zero project; durable, tight building shell reduces maintenance over the life of the building,
Certified Passive House Buildings have been constructed in the United States from Minnesota to Louisiana, from Maine to California. Globally, more than 20,000+ buildings have been constructed using Passive House principles, some zero and even net-positive energy buildings. In fact, the standard is so beneficial, many European countries have already or are in process of adopting it in their building codes.
Helping the Earth
With buildings contributing as much 47 percent of all greenhouse gases, Passive Houses are exponentially friendlier to the environment because of their minimal energy and fossil fuel consumption. They also consider the C02 contributions to global warming and embodied energy characteristics of all it’s selected building materials. You don’t have to wait 18 years, Passive Houses can meet the Architecture2030 challenge, today!
“Doing more, with less” to maximize the success of our local and now global communities while simultaneously improving our role as stewards of the earth, is the underlying spirit of the Passive House movement.