Passivhaus is a building standard that delivers a high level of occupant comfort whilst using very little energy for heating and cooling. Built with exceptional attention to detail through rigorous design and construction, Passivhaus properties incorporate a variety of features to enhance one's lifestyle. If you're yet to see a Passivhaus property, they're set to grow on a global scale, so one could be coming to a street near you soon!
Here's five reasons why Passive Houses remain at the forefront of architectural design.
With the addition of our external roller blinds, The Passive House Standard provides an exceptionally high level of comfort throughout all four seasons. By preventing overheating in the Summer and heat loss in the Winter, our blinds provide a passively cooled and naturally lit space.
Furthermore, unlike air-conditioning which temporarily masks the problem, external blinds effectively prevent the issue of overheating on a long-term basis, offering an innovative and sustainable solution in the fight against Climate Change as well as being the perfect accompaniment to a Passive House property.
Due to their high level of insulation coupled with an airtight design, Passive Houses are synonymous with energy efficiency. One way this principle can be achieved is through “thermal bridge free design.” This is where insulation is applied around the building to remove cold corners as well as excessive heat loss, for a high level of comfort whilst preventing damage due to the build-up of moisture.
The energy required for the construction of a Passive House is rather insignificant compared to the energy they save in the long-term, so it's safe to say Passive Houses are eco-friendly. By using very little primary energy, they help protect the environment for future generations whilst paving the way for eco-conscious design.
Due to the need for higher quality building components, the initial cost of a Passive House can be on the expensive side, but this expenditure is quickly alleviated by the long-term energy savings.
Better still, financial support is becoming increasingly available for projects of this nature which is excellent news for those wishing to embark on a Passive House build today as well as in the near future.
With the assistance of a qualified Architect, by combining these measures every new building, regardless of its geographical location, has the potential to become a certified Passive House. Plus, following the increase in non-residential buildings acquiring Passive House certification, education on the design of Passive Houses is set to continue to grow on a global scale. Why not join the Passivhaus revolution today?