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For High-Performance (Passive House), Insulation must be… what?

For High-Performance (Passive House), Insulation must be… Continuous To get a warmer, high-performance home, the first thing people think of is increasing the amount of insulation. Thicker insulation than Building Code minimum is important. However, did you know that insulation must also be continuous to be truly effective? Gaps in insulation are like gaps in your ski suit when you’re on the slopes. Cold comes in and your heat goes out. And, like a lovely cosy ski suit, the thing with thicker insulation is that heat goes out gaps even faster because you’re warmer inside. In addition to the discomfort and higher bills, the trouble with heat leaving your home… Read More

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Collaborate with a Passive House expert

Are you an architect or designer working on a Passive House design? Do your clients ask you about Passive House? We collaborate with architects and designers to ensure that your design can meet the international Passive House Standard and exceed client expectations. We bring an architectural design sensibility to Passive House design and modelling. We don’t restrict your creativity, we enhance and complement it. Think of Passive House as a design constraint, not a compromise forced on your design. Ready to take the next step? Give us a call on +64 22 416 9499 or send us an email.

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The services we offer

VIA architecture is a specialist residential architectural practice. We do two things: Design high-performance homes. Think “Porsche” for houses. Beautiful, modern, world-class comfort, world class energy efficiency. The best technology under the hood. Support other architects designing high-performance architecture. Not every architect has the specialist knowledge and expertise needed to deliver high-performance design. We’re the specialists, we bring it to them. We use the international Passive House standard and design methodology to design high-performance architecture.  We transform your quality of life by designing a home that provides optimum living conditions with minimal energy costs. Specific services we offer: Feasibility studies Full architectural services from project inception to completion with integrated Passive… Read More

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