What is a Passive House?

“Passive hause” is a German standard for extremely energy efficient building construction. It is built to always provide a comfortable interior climate always maintained between 16-24oC without a traditional heating system or active cooling.

The heat storage capacity of the building construction ensures, even during longer phases of absence and lower heat gains, that interior temperatures don’t decline drastically or rise extremely high when solar gains are high. A combination of the sun, its occupants, household appliances and passive heat sources are used to cover much of the heat demand. Any remaining required heat is provided by supplied air, and is sufficient as a heat source because the house has such reduced heat losses.

2018-06-18T14:44:19+08:00Categories: Knowledge base|