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What is Passive House (Passivhaus)?

What is Passive House? “Passive House” refers to the international Passive House Standard, sometimes also referred to using the German spelling “Passivhaus”. The Passive House Standard is often referred to as “the world‘s leading standard in energy efficient design.” And usually, a description of the standard includes details of the specific technical requirements. The Passive House Standard is an international, rigorous, scientific, performance standard for the design and construction of energy efficient buildings. It applies to all kinds of buildings, not just houses. However, the Passive House Standard is not just about the technical requirements of energy efficient design, it encompasses: Comfort Energy Efficiency, and Quality Assurance What do Comfort,… Read More

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Passive House: Fresh Air

Passive House architecture can transform your quality of life by providing optimum living conditions with minimal energy costs. Most NZ houses have poor-quality indoor air, are cold and draughty in winter and too hot in summer. For your health and quality of life, your home should have excellent indoor air quality all year-round, should be draught-free, and should be pleasantly warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer. Passive House architecture ensures these outcomes for your quality of life and peace of mind. If you’re thinking of building a new home, make it a Passive House. Transform your quality of life, VIA architecture.

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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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