Passive Housing: The Benefits of Building a House That Meets Passivhaus Trust Standards

Meeting Passivhaus Trust Standards

The design of Passive Houses is an exciting alternative to traditional heating systems. As an alternative to a boiler and radiators, your home is outfitted with an advanced ventilating system and highly effective thermal insulation. Ultimately, this results in a home that can adjust to the changing seasons on its own.

Read on to learn more about homes built to Passivhaus Trust standards and how they can help you save money on your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.

What is a passive house?

As the name suggests, the term “Passive House” describes a structure in which thermal comfort is achieved through the use of advanced windows, airtight construction, no thermal bridging, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and high-quality insulation.

Using Passivhaus Trust principles, we can design new and existing buildings to be net-zero-ready, while also improving the health and safety of their occupants and the quality of their indoor environment. Buildings designed with Passivhaus principles use minimal heating and cooling resources while still providing high levels of comfort to their occupants.

Building a house that meets Passivhaus Trust standards

For your house to meet Passivhaus Trust standards, it’ll need to meet the following standards:

  • High levels of insulation
  • High performance windows
  • Airtight fabric
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Thermal bridge-free construction

The key thing with passive houses is cooling when it is warm and warming when it is cool outside. There is a mechanical system to keep your house warm and keep the room temperature to the ultimate comfort. By using Mechanical ventilated heating recovery systems (MVHR),  you’re able to recover heat from one part of the house and distribute it to the other parts of the house, thereby achieving energy efficiency.

 The best systems for an energy sufficient home

To name a few we have SOC pumps, pvc, Solar panels, MVHR systems with well insulated constructions, good triple plates On every window. it is a combination of all these things that make a passive house into a great house. Solar panels are also a great investment for these types of houses. in the Last 10 years alone, there has been a lot of of development in this area.

Benefits of passive housing: Paving the way for a greener future

There are many benefits to living in a passive house, from lower heating bills to better acoustics. Here are a few more a benefits below:

  • Reducing energy bills and carbon emissions is a key step in becoming more environmentally conscious at home.
  • Rooms will be warm and snug in the winter, with no draughts or cold spots, and cooler in the summer.
  • The air inside is cleaner and healthier.
  • Low operating costs because there is less technology to fail, there are fewer heating emergencies and expensive repairs.
  • There is silence when the windows are closed.
  • You’ll have more wall space because no radiators will not be needed, which means more room for pictures, furniture, or sofas.
 

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