What is a PASSIVE HOUSE?
Passive House is the most stringent energy efficiency standard, 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 and comfort for its occupants.
Passive houses use 75% – 90% less energy on heating and cooling loads than a typical house.
We believe in responsible building. We build houses that homeowners enjoy coming home to at the end of the day and make those homes have as small of an environmental impact as possible. We see no other way to build.
ORIENTATION + DESIGN
Large roof overhangs block the high summer sun from entering and warming conditioned space.
Large amounts of South facing glass allow the low winter sun to passively heat the buildings space
Technological features that help obtain this efficiency include:
advanced window technology
proper air sealing below 0.6 ACH50
balanced and filtered ventilation systems
simple, efficient heating systems
low energy lighting and appliances