Passive building is the best path to Net Zero and Net Positive buildings because it minimizes the load that renewables are required to provide
- Proper insulation through the entire envelope without thermal bridging
- Airtight building envelope
- Continuous mechanical ventilation of fresh filtered air assures superb, healthy and controlled air
- High performance windows and doors
- Balanced heat- and moisture-recovery ventilation, using minimal space conditioning system
- Solar gain managed to exploit sun’s energy
- Extremely resilient buildings
It’s a building standard, not a technique
Architecture is not limited by Passive House design principles. There is as much variety in Passive House architecture as in conventional building. Passive House standards also seek to strike a healthy balance between up front building costs and long-term energy savings
Sustainable building standard, reduces energy consumption – saves money
Passive House uses 90% less in heating and cooling energy and 70% less in total energy use of the building compared to conventional building.
Passive House’s sustainable building standard minimizes load renewables are required to provide.
Building standard actually reduces energy consumption, rather than just offsetting energy use through renewables.