How Passive House Standard Saves Money On Heating And Cooling

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Layers of extra-thick insulation and triple-pane windows that use solar gain to produce heat are keys to the concept

January 05, 2017

Passive House. Image: RFD

This article details the techniques used in building to the Passive House standard and how these methods save homeowners money on heating and cooling. Layers of extra-thick insulation and triple-pane windows that use solar gain to produce heat and keep it inside the building are keys to the concept. A big challenge is to figure out where and how to add the insulation according to the type of cladding used.

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