Buildings are a significant culprit of carbon emissions – accountable for 35% of total global energy consumption. Backed with over 30 years of international evidence, Passivhaus is a tried & tested solution that gives us a range of proven approaches to deliver net-zero-ready new andbuildings optimised for a decarbonised grid and augmented for occupant health and wellbeing. Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort using very little energy for heating and cooling.Passivhaus adopts a whole-building approach with clear, measured targets, focused on high-quality construction, certified through an exacting quality assurance process. For more on why adopting an efficient first approach is cruicial to meeting carbon targetsEnerPHit is a slightly relaxed standard forprojects, where the existing architecture and conservation issues mean that meeting the Passivhaus standard is not feasible.
Why Choose Passivhaus. It is important to understand the value & sound business case for building to the Passivhaus Standard; it is so much more than just world-leading energy efficiency and thermal performance. There are several benefits, and many are interconnected – creating a catalyst for positive effects. Low energy bills, constant fresh air, superior internal comfort, peaceful and quiet interiors - the list goes on. Learn why the Passivhaus approach is good for people and the planet. Get more detail in our Passivhaus benefits guide coming soon.
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