Passive House is the highest voluntary energy standard for building today. When implemented correctly, it results in dramatically reduced annual energy costs.

Passive House Canada reports an average of 80-90% reduction in annual heating and cooling costs compared to a traditionally built house.

This building approach can be applied to residential, commercial, institutional and multi-purpose buildings.

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds

80-90%

Reduction in annual heating costs

60,000+

Passive Houses Built Worldwide

10%

Increase in construction cost

24/7

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Planning for Passive from the Start ensures that you meet performance standards

If you want to build a Passive House it's important to get qualified Passive House guidance on achieving this standard at the beginning of the design process. Unless this goal is clearly defined from the start of a project, the building will likely never meet Passive House performance standards.

The extreme energy performance of Passive House buildings demand a thoughtful, rigorous and scientific approach to planning, design and construction.
Energy performance savings of 80 – 90% (compared to conventional Canadian construction) do not happen by chance but by targeted planning.

Year-round Comfort

If your goal is to have a building that achieves year-round comfort in an extreme climate (cold, warm, humid, dry), like Canada, with minimal heating/cooling energy use, then passive design fundamentals must be rigorously adhered to.

Passive Design Fundamentals