Certainty in building performance

Passivhaus design optimizes the light, air, and thermal energy of a building, reducing building energy use by as much as 75%. It’s the world’s most rigorous building energy standard, charting a straight path to zero carbon building. The result is a better way to design and build, with revolutionary performance and predictable results.

Health & Happiness

Health & Happiness

Passivhaus design delivers superior indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and building durability. These are gracious interior environments to live, work, and learn in – quiet, comfortable, and infused with fresh air and natural light.

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How It Works

How It Works

Careful engineering of the building envelope and systems optimizes:

  1. Light. Generous daylight and solar access
  2. Thermal energy. A draft-free environment, warm in winter and cool in summer
  3. Air. Continuous fresh air ventilation with heat recovery
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Science-Based

Science-Based

Passivhaus design is based on the physics of building science and how a building works as an integrated system. Our architects and engineers collaborate to marry form and function, tapping advanced computer modeling to optimize building performance, comfort, air quality, and cost.

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Proven Track Record

Proven Track Record

With over 150,000 built examples around the world, the superior performance and cost parity of Passivhaus construction are driving the exponential uptake of passive buildings around the world. 

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Predictable Results

Predictable Results

Whether you’re a developer or policymaker, certainty is vital. You need to know how buildings will actually perform before you invest in a development project or a policy solution. Passivhaus provides predictable energy, comfort, and air quality results, with unparalleled correlation between modeled and actual building performance. You’ll know exactly what to expect from the finished product. 

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