What is Passive House?


Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and ecological.
Passive House is not a brand name, but a construction concept that can be applied by anyone and that has stood the test of practice.

This building standard -originally developed in Germany- can reduce heating and cooling needs of a building by 90%. This target is reached by making the house incredibly well insulated, virtually air-tight with a continuous mechanical air supply, and by orienting and designing the house to optimize solar gain.

No matter the climate or geographical region, Passive Houses stay at a comfortable temperature year round with minimal energy input.
During warmer months, Passive Houses make use of passive cooling techniques such as strategic shading to keep comfortably cool.
What is Passive House?