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.
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.