Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend | hnc | Scoop.it

Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very little energy for heating and cooling, whilst also providing a high level of comfort. 

The houses are so energy efficient they can save up to 90% in heating costs. One of the main focal points of Passive Houses is minimizing air leakage from the property. In fact, for a house to be certified, ‘the building must not leak more air than 0.6 times the house volume per hour’. The houses implement the latest in insulation technology, triple-glazed windows, balanced energy recovery ventilation and limiting thermal bridging, being heated mostly using ‘passive’ energy from electrical equipment, people and passive solar gains...


Via Lauren Moss