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.