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A comprehensive guide to Passivhaus standards and benefits

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In recent years Passivhaus standards have become more and more viable, even though they have existed from the 1990s. This guide written by Liam Turner, editor of Housing Digital, explains what Passivhaus is, it lists the benefits, it highlights the difference between Passivhaus and net-zero, describes the costs of Passivhaus homes, explains that certifications available and gives a glimpse into the future of this certification.


The main benefits of Passivhaus include:


  • Building performance
  • Solution to the climate emergency by emitting less carbon compared to traditional homes
  • Health and wellbeing due to better regulation of temperature and better ventilation
  • People performance is higher
  • Financial in terms of energy saving costs
  • Social in terms of healthier occupants

Read the full article here.