As members of the Australian Passive House Association, we believe in designing smarter, healthier and more sustainable homes. As architects and designers, we have been given an opportunity to change the future and help build a better planet for the generations to come. In our view Passive House, or Passivhaus, is the best way to achieve this.
It is considered the most rigorous, voluntary building
standard in the design and construction industry. This methodology is more than window placement and cross flow ventilation. Passivhaus is a scientific assessment and results in a building that requires 90% less heating and cooling energy compared to a conventional building.
Sub urban and urban areas do not have the privilege to choose window placements, best cross ventilation and off grid living. Passivhaus can give residents in cities the benefit of clean living until the rest of the world catches up.
Passive House is a proven, tested and measured way of ensuring a healthy, sustainable, and economical home. Here are just some of the reasons we think it is the way to go:
There are five principals that a Passive House is designed and built under: