WHAT IS PASSIVE HOUSING?
Passive Housing is a rigorous voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.
To be designated as a passive house, a building must contain a set of specific best practices that seal it from outside temperatures, while maintaining a stable inside temperature and high air quality. Passive homes need to be air-tight, have continuous insulation, triple-paned windows, and a great system for controlling air quality.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A PASSIVE HOUSING?
Low monthly energy use and big savings
Better indoor air quality and comfort
Less sound penetration resulting in a quitter house
Future proofing building
They have the potential to use up to 90% less energy than the current building, whilst performing the same functions as traditional buildings, if not better
WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION PROCESS OF A PASSIVE HOUSING?
It’s built like any other building, made with the same materials, methodologies, workers, and schedules as a non-passive house. Most of the works takes place in the design stage because every element must work together to produce the benefits of the methodology. So generally, it’s a matter of increasing the insulation and thermal isolation in the design. Executing a passive house build is straightforward.
Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of passive housing. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.
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