What is a Passive Energy Home?
"Passive House (Passivhaus) is considered to be the most rigorous voluntary energy-based standard in the design and construction industry today."
- Passive House Canada
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Passive building comprises of a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level.
Simply put, energy consumption for heating and cooling is extremely low, on average it is reduced by up to 90% compared to a conventionally-built home.
The building envelope of the home is so well planned, designed and built through insulation, solar gains and removing any thermal bridging that it seals it from outside temperatures and maintains the temperature inside and high air quality.