What is Passive House?
Passive House is a voluntary, global standard for buildings that aims to produce healthier, more energy efficient and more comfortable homes and commercial spaces.
Developed in Europe in the 1990s., the approach allows for a reduction of energy use of up to 90 percent compared to conventional buildings while offering occupants extremely high levels of comfort and environmental control.
The Passive House approach is suitable for buildings of any sort in any climate zone. While it radically reduces household energy consumption, the design and construction principles that underly it are based on solid science. Globally, the implementation of Passive House standards is overseen by Germany’s Passivhaus Institut, of which Smart Plus Academy is an affiliate.