Passive House is the building standard of the future. But the future isn’t as far off as you might think.
Climate change is a hot topic these days, and evidence suggests buildings consume up to 40 percent of global energy use and contribute up to 30 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. This means that by simply living in or working in your home or office you are contributing to global warming. But the Passive House movement is changing that.
What Is A Passive House?
A Passive House is a home that has highly engineered energy efficiency and meets rigorous design standards to keep energy use as low as possible.
It is a voluntary standard to achieve comfort, beauty, affordability and the lowest environmental impact possible. But what does that mean for you? It means the home you build will be beautifully designed to your tastes and for your family and will help keep planet earth safe for future generations to come.
What Are The Benefits Of A Passive House?
So aside from being beautifully built and designed from the inside out, passive homes can save you up to 85% on your utility bills, can reduce allergens in your home and give you a fine-tuned control over indoor air quality and temperature with simple to use, durable systems.
If you’re worried about the upfront costs of building a passive house, just know that the reduced operating costs and the increase to your property value quickly makeup for any additional upfront costs and the peace of mind you’ll get from reducing your carbon footprint is priceless.
What Are The Requirements Of A Passive House?
The international Passive House standard – which we look to in Canada – requires:
- Space head demand max. 15kWh/m2a OR heading load max 10W/m2
- Pressurization test result at 50 Pa max. 0.6 ACH (both over-pressure and under-pressure)
- Total Primary Energy Demand max. 120 kWh/m2a
Don’t know what that means? That’s okay, because we do! At Sol Sustainable, we’re leading experts in Passive House home design and construction and we’ve got you covered in knowing all the requirements to be considered a Passive House.
Inspired by ecologically sound design principles, and using tried and tested innovative technologies, we plan and construct high efficiency custom crafted homes. Our goal is to delight our clients with resilient, light-filled spaces to live in that don’t consume heating or cooling energy. We build for the future with sustainable practices that lock in savings for generations to come.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Passive House?
Cost is dependent on so many things. From your family’s needs and wish list, to your lot size and makeup. We’d be happy to connect with you and talk about your housing dreams and provide a quote so that you can build your dream home!
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