Homes of the Future: Why Passive Homes Are Here to Stay
Building sustainable, energy-efficient homes have long been a priority on the housing market. A new trend, the passive home, takes sustainability to a new level. If you’re in the market for a new home, consider a passive home.
Passive homes refers to the home’s “passive” or very efficient use of resources for heating and cooling. In addition, passive homes greatly minimize air leakage on the property. It’s not uncommon for passive houses to save about 90% in energy costs. Passive houses are regulated by The Passivhaus Institute, which certifies the 15,000-20,000 passive houses on the market.
Here are a few reasons to consider for a passive home:
- Comfort. Passive residents equally emphasize comfort and sustainability. The Fangers Equation takes into account factors such as the homes humidity, temperature, and even air speed to calculate comfort.
- Cost. As sustainable homes become the standard, they’re becoming more and more affordable.
- Credits and grants. In some places, you can incur savings via tax breaks by investing in an energy-efficient home.
Are you interested in building a passive home? Contact us at TAB Associates to discuss your home and needs.