Passive House is one of the most stringent energy efficiency standards, designed to reduce a buildings environmental impact. It is a rigorous set of standards for the design and construction of a building to achieve extreme energy efficiency, affordability and comfort for its occupants.
Passive houses use 75% – 90% less energy on heating and cooling loads than a typical code built house.
Features that help obtain this efficiency include:
advanced window technology
proper air sealing below 0.6 ACH50\
balanced and filtered ventilation
simple efficient heating systems
low energy lighting and appliances
All of these traits combined result in a home that is draft free, quiet, healthy, low maintenance, extremely low or nonexistent energy bills, no cold rooms, walls, or windows, and very comfortable.
Shelterwood Construction is a Certified Passive House Builder.
We are dedicated to making the world a more beautiful place with the performance and aesthetics of our work.