What is a Passive House?
A building constructed using passive house principles is a very well insulated, virtually air tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains. Energy losses are minimised and any remaining need for heat is provided by an extremely small source.
Benefits of a Passive House?
For many years the Passive House standard has been quietly spreading across Europe, applied both to residential and commercial buildings. Architects and builders are using such standards to construct buildings that use up to 80% less heating and cooling energy.