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Passive House

Passive house is the future and we are passionate about reducing our energy footprint on your building. VELD architect is trained on Passive house but familiar with net zero and other strategies. We apply these principles as baseline to all of our projects as many of them don’t cost much more, just careful consideration. We can take your project all the way to certification and recognition or “near” passive where we apply the cost effective principles to your project.

What is passive house?

The main principles is to reduce the energy required by the building and then design a much smaller and more efficient heating and cooling system. This achieved by:

  • orient and site the building to take in free passive solar heating
  • create a well insulated and air tight envelope R-values around R40+

Check out these resources for more information.