Passive buildings big reduction of your CO2 footprint
Interested in building your dream building and saving on your energy bills? By building a passive house, you can benefit from reduced heating bills, and at the same time, have a positive impact on the environment.
A passive house is a sustainable construction that provides you with a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, when compared to traditional households.
Passive buildings provide:
- High levels of comfort because of the isolation
- Improved indoor air quality – “breathing buildings”
The German government has promoted passive buildings because they have a healthy indoor climate.
A passive house is almost always equipped with balanced ventilation with heat recovery.
As a result, a discharge of dirty air and supply of outdoor air assured.
- Lower energy bills
Passive buildings require little energy to maintain a constant pleasant temperature, due to excellent insulation, air tightness and efficient heat recovery systems.
This means that these buildings can easily be powered by renewable energy sources such as solar panels and heat pumps.
Passive building energy bills are slashed by 90%!
- Reduced carbon footprint
Some homes are so energy efficient that they do not require standard heating systems.
In addition to the thin joint block work that all of our homes use to reduce the effects of cold-bridging, energy efficiency is achieved by very high standards of insulation, superior air-tightness and passive solar gain through large expanses of triple-glazed windows.
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