Passivhaus – The Comfortable And Energy Efficient Standard

Since humans do more and more damage to our planet every day, it becomes obvious that we could use some new concepts whose theory revolves around the planet’s protection. The real future of nature’s and environment’s preservation, especially when speaking about houses and buildings, lays in the high level of comfort and small level of energy use for heating/cooling.  This is where Passivhaus standard comes in!

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However, the standard is not present in the world that much, but there are some indices that show that the things could change in the near future. For this occasion, let’s say a few things about the Passivhaus standard.

Why should we use it?

First of all, the full utilization of this standard results in 75% reduction of heating energy, which we, in default standards, do not pay attention to a lot. Once we decrease the heating energy consumption, it means that we decrease other performances in various industries, which ultimately leads to a less carbon release during the heating process.

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Not only we protect our atmosphere, but we also protect the wildlife and rare species that depend on our mercy and technology. The best thing about this standard is that supports retrofit projects.

How to achieve this standard?

Of course, achieving a standard is not that easy, but it can be possible if at least 50% of our population becomes aware of the problems that we cause with our “obsolete” technologies. In order to achieve standards, there are a couple of things that this concept involves:

  • Highly accurate modelling via Passive House Planning Package
  • Use of materials that have high level of insulation efficiency
  • High-performance windows that use insulation materials in frames
  • Thermal bridge-free construction
  • A highly efficient ventilation system.

While it takes a lot of time, effort and resources to comply with all of these things, it is more than worth of that effort. Various certifications will ensure that meeting the requirements is complete and that you can have a highly energy-efficient home. This is especially true when we loon on the long-term effects.