Passive House is an International building standard that is calculated through a software program that is strictly for the climate zone you are planning on building in.
The PH Standards focus on 5 basic principles.
- Un-interrupted Continuous Insulation around the Whole Building Envelope
- Airtight Building Envelope
- Thermal Bridge Free
- Really good windows with proper U factors and Solar Heat Gain Coefficients
- Balanced Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery
Once I learned about Passive House Institute, I could not believe that we could live such a comfortable life inside a building. A life with no Thermostat wars, one without mold, or stale air, one that no matter where you are in your home, you can feel the same temperature year-round.
Since I own and run a Residential General Contracting business, I could not see myself building and remodeling any other way. So, I am dedicated to the Passive House Institute and incorporate their Standards every chance I get.
My name is Jason Scheurer, a Building Scientist with BEST Techs Contracting Design Build Remodel, Inc. We are a Measured Home Performance General Contractor Specializing in Healthy, Environmentally Friendly Homes, Utilizing Net Zero Energy and Passive House Standards.