Passive House buildings are not only energy efficient, they are also comfortable, healthy and affordable. Read more about the benefits of Passive House buildings here.
The world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy. About a year ago, a photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the row house built in 1991 in Darmstadt.
If you’ve been puzzled by the proliferation of ‘net’, ‘nearly’ and ‘almost ready’ Zero Energy definitions and standards and have wondered just how net or nearly they truly are, take heart.
Perhaps one of the most commonly heard Passive House myths, is that you can’t open windows in Passive House buildings. This is wrong and it’s actually very important to have openable windows. Here are six reasons why.
It’s been 25 years since Dr. Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House building in Darmstadt, Germany. Katrin Krämer, press officer for the Passive House Institute, sat down with him to find out how it all began.
First of all we’d like to welcome you to the new International Passive House Association blog. We’re really excited to be launching the blog and we’re looking forward to making our first posts.