Passive House as a concept is not something new. It has been around for decades with its origins in Germany where it is known as Passivhaus.
At its very core, Passive House represents a useful means of transforming buildings of all types into high quality, low energy environments.
In Europe, this way of thinking has made such an impact on the building industry that entire neighbourhoods in Germany are built with this concept in mind. Also, the whole city of Brussels has started, in 2013, to rewrite its building code to encompass the Passive House standard.
Coming closer to our shores, there have been signs in recent years that the Passive House movement is gathering momentum in Australia as well. Obviously, whenever we deal with something new, especially something as radical as this, doubts will be had and misconceptions can easily occur.
This is why we thought it best to write an article about the myths surrounding the Passive House standard. With something that can have such a long term beneficial impact on a society, the importance of accurate information is key. What will follow is a list of some of the myths on the subject of Passive House.