Passive House is the world’s leading standard for energy efficient construction. It combines building enclosure efficiency and passive solar strategies in a system for designing and building cost effective, comfortable, energy efficient buildings. In the New England climate, the major components are:
Its effectiveness has been demonstrated in projects in every climate zone around the world, ranging from single family homes to very large commercial and institutional structures.
* This is 1/10the the prevailing Massachusetts average, based on the last state sponsored new construction baseline study that documented average infiltration at 6.72 ACH 50.