Passive House

  • save-on-energyPassive Houses do not require heating and cooling systems on a conventional scale, meaning that dollars typically spent on these expensive systems can be allocated instead to higher quality components and construction.
  • Although building to a higher standard may increase construction costs by 10-15% over typical construction, it will save a great deal on operating expenses over the long term. In fact, when a Passive House project is financed, the savings on utilities will offset the increased construction cost on a monthly basis from the very beginning.
  • Given the prospect of dwindling energy resources and rising energy costs, the benefits of a Passive House will only grow over time.
  • Passive Houses are indeed a wise investment — in both the environment and your pocketbook.