Our Passive House Project is making progress again! As you may remember this Passive House will be fully off the grid and will become our new show home once completed.
With the cold weather starting to roll in, it’s time to talk about HEATING. The great thing about choosing a Park Homes house is we design our homes with superior insulation so heating is easy and efficient! It’s all about quality when it comes to heating a home. Our homes all come with Passive House approved ventilation systems, guaranteeing 85% or more energy efficiency. That's over 20% more efficiency than most other systems.
Never heard of nZEB? If you follow our passive house posts, you probably know more than you think.
The International Passive House Association defines nZEB as nearly-Zero Energy Building. nZEB buildings are cost-effective, energy-efficient designs that rely on renewable energy sources. They have a huge focus on sustainability, so naturally nZEB goes hand-in-hand with passive houses.
How do we Create a Passive House?
Sustainability and affordability are two of the greatest things about passive houses. They feature HIGH levels of comfort, with LOW levels of energy use. Part 1 of our project explained what a passive house is, why you should want one and how they are achieved.
We want to talk a little more about our role in creating passive houses. There are lots of elements we need to consider for each house. We look at every part of the house, from the outside structure and insulation, to the inside heating and cooling. We plan, construct and organise your home to reduce the use and cost of energy, while still maintaining the vision for your home.
This post is Part 1 of a Multi-Part series about creating a more sustainable future. Topics covered in the series are:
- Sustainable and eco-friendly building options
- Toxicity in your home and how to reduce it as you build
- Recycling and reducing waste, both in the building industry and in our personal lives
- Energy efficiency in your home
- Living off the grid and more in alignment with our natural environment