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  • Writer's pictureAdele Leah

What is the Passive House Standard?

Buildings which are designed and constructed to the passive house standard are healthy and comfortable year-round, while needing very little energy to operate.


This is achieved through the implementation of a quality assurance system that starts with the design and ends with the as-built certification. The success of the passive house system hinges on a robust design process, employing proven methods and on-site verification. The construction costs are greater than standard development, but the residents pay significantly less in heating and cooling bills.


For more information about the passive house standard, visit the website of the Passive House Institute: Passive House Institute New Zealand | The foundation for a thriving community

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