Passive House, Eliminating The Traditional Home Heating System
Our passive house guide will help to inform you about the possibility of
eliminating the traditional furnace from the well built home. The concept originated with the Passivhaus
Standard in Germany and has spread worldwide. The Passivhaus Standard is a voluntary standard for energy
efficiency in a building that results in ultra-low energy builds that require very little heating and
It is a design process that is mostly used on new buildings but can be used in
remodeling as well.
The result is a very well insulated structure that is virtually airtight and is
heated mostly by passive solar gain and the things that are within the home.
The only mechanical heating is usually done through a heat source that is
connected to a heat recovery ventilator.