In 2006 Declan attended the Passive House Institute in Germany to learn about and experience the Passive House construction process. While there he visited domestic and commercial buildings both large and small scale. Not alone was the construction process demonstrated, but building components such as wall and construction systems, windows, doors, connections, ventilation systems and compact systems were also included.
Passive House Explained
Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time. Passive House is not a brand name, but a tried and true construction concept that can be applied by anyone, anywhere. The Passive
House concept is based on the goal of reducing heat losses to an absolute minimum, thus rendering large heating systems unnecessary.
What is even more interesting is that this passive building performance standard can be achieved with almost any construction method (e.g. block, timber, Quinnlite block, concrete & stone).
Benefits of Passive House
- Exceptionally low bills potentially zero with Passive House
- Low construction carbon footprint
- Constant supply of warm filtered fresh air
- Future proofing against potential oil increases and the proposed carbon tax
- Increased re-sale value for your new home