Passive House

A SMARTER WAY TO BUILD, MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU THINK.


The Passive House Building Energy Standard promoted by PHIUS is one of the most rigorous building energy standards in the world. Those who have obtained the right through PHIUS to carry the graphic passive house logo and the PHIUS Certified Builder℠ designation, have committed themselves to design excellence and the passive house energy performance and quality criteria.


Benefits:

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.

Operational & 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.

Proven Sustainability
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 CO2 contributions to global warming and embodied energy characteristics of all it’s selected building materials.

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