Passive House Design
and Construction

What is a Passive House?

The term ‘Passivhaus’ refers to a low-energy construction standard developed in the 1990s by Dr Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. It is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world with over 30,000 buildings having been constructed in accordance with Passivhaus principles.

Key components of a Passive House design:

Insulation and Elimnation of Thermal Bridging

Passivhaus Windows and Doors


Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery

Passivhaus is a quality assurance standard. This means that the process, from the earliest stages of design through construction to delivery and occupation of the building, are managed to ensure that the finished building performs as expected.