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why build a Passive House?

Passive Houses are;

  • Highly energy efficient - using up to 90% less energy for heating than "conventional" construction
  • Comfortable - constant, comfortable indoor temperatures are maintained throughout the day, all year round, with minimal requirement for heating
  • Healthy - Passive Houses have a filtered fresh air supply to provide good ventilation and air quality, to avoid draughts, condensation and mould, and to ensure optimum indoor humidity and carbon dioxide levels
  • Sustainable - the ultra low ongoing energy use means minimal carbon dioxide emissions - Passive House buildings are therefore the most responsible way to build to address climate change
  • Future proof - high levels of insulation and high quality components will continue to perform as designed, ensuring very low energy bills and resilience to future climate change events
  • Unique - the Passive House standard does not dictate what the building looks like or what materials are used - just how it performs

Passive House design can also be used for retrofitting existing buildings - this is called the EnerPHit standard. Upgrading a house to the EnerPHit level can be done in phases if necessary.

If you want to find out more about Passive House, please feel free to contact us.

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