We love this short 90 second video created by Hans-Jörn Eich. We have included the transcript below. While most people wouldn’t build to a full Passive House certification level, it is good practice to implement many of the ideals. High energy glazing is a good place to start!
Does your house have a heater in the basement or maybe a fireplace? Probably also a central air conditioner or maybe a window unit? Did you ever wonder if it was necessary? In 1991, a Physicist in Austria, Dr. Feist, built the first Passive House. Here’s what he did.
Add all these things up, and it turns out your house doesn’t need a heater or air conditioner.
So where does the heat come from? A Passive House needs 90% less energy and that can easily be supplied by your body heat, the sun, your appliances, light bulbs, and even your TV.
This saves you a lot of money on your heating bill and helps preserve the environment.
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