Passivhaus (or Passive House) is an advanced low energy construction standard for buildings. By using high performance insulation and making a building effectively draught-free, it eliminates heat loss to create a building with very low environmental impact. The majority of heating required comes from ‘passive’ sources such as sunlight, body heat and heat emitted from electrical appliances. As a consequence, there is no requirement for a traditional heating system.
There are several key components to achieving the Passivhaus standard:
- Excellent design and craftsmanship
- Construction that eliminates thermal bridges
- High performance windows and doors
- Airtight building fabric
- High levels of insulation
- HVRC system
The result is improved health and comfort. With a HVRC system supplying a continuous stream of pre-warmed fresh air, your house maintains a healthy humidity level in addition to pollutant-free filtered air.