The Keys to Successful Passive House Implementation

“Imagine buildings so well constructed they need virtually no heating or cooling, and can cut normal utility bills by 50-80%. Now, imagine these buildings are also so airtight there is almost no air leakage or outside street noise, yet they provide health, fresh, filtered air throughout the day whether windows or doors are open or not. Moreover, these buildings are not dark boxes with tiny windows, but light, bright, spacious structures with modern architectural design. Further, when paired with high efficiency all electric appliances and onsite photovoltaics, these buildings can be virtually zero carbon emissions. And last but not least, they can be new construction or retrofit and are adaptable to historic, traditional, and contemporary aesthetics as well.”

California's Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) posted the report The Keys to Successful Passive House Implementation last week. The research team, including APHA founder Clare Parry of Development Victoria, reviewed international case studies, interviews, policy documents, and cost analysis to detail how Passive House strategies can be applied to all types of buildings, from single homes to high rises, making them ideal for helping reach climate and energy efficiency goals.

Read the report here. Further information and public comment is available here.

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