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Passive House Design + Consulting

What if you could live in a comfortable, quiet home with excellent air quality with no drafts that uses 75% less energy than a typical home?  The “Passive House” can deliver- it is one of the most ambitious building standards at a 5 -15 % upgrade from standard construction costs. Adding solar panels to a Passive House to make up the energy difference your project can easily reach NET ZERO Energy.  Net Zero energy homes are just like any home—except better. They are regular grid-tied homes that are so air-tight, well insulated, and energy efficient that they produce as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year, leaving the occupants with a net zero energy bill, and a carbon-free home. 

What re passive houses? They are characterized by a few key features. 1. Solar Orientation, 2. Super-insulation3. High-performance windows + doors 4. Airtightness5. Ventilation + heat recovery