Passive House design


The Passive House approach (Passivhaus in German) is one of the world's most aggressive, proven approaches to radical energy reduction, durability, IAQ and thermal comfort by design. Far more than a checklist of green building options, Passive House design is a state-of-the-art, systematic approach to super-efficient construction that reduces space heating and cooling loads by an amazing 90%. Developed in Germany, the Passive House standard puts true carbon-neutrality within reach. Ten thousand Passive Houses have already been built in Europe, but this approach to home building has only very recently gained traction here in the U.S.

Contects is working with several residential clients seeking dual certification using both the LEED for Homes green rating system and the Passive House approach to dramatically lower energy costs and deliver a healthy, durable homes for thier family. A certified Passive House meets the most rigorous building energy standard in the world.