By following a few simple principles, passive homes can decrease energy consumption by up to 90%.
By carefully planning the direction of the house and where the windows are located, passive homes capture heat in the winter, but receive shade in the summer.
Triple-glazed windows are widely considered the gold standard and allow you to enjoy your view without having to worry about wasting energy.
The obvious benefits of a well-insulated home are that it helps to regulate heating and cooling, as well as reduce your carbon footprint.
Making sure your windows and doors are airtight is a good place to start, but you’ll also want to check places where plumbing and wiring come through the walls.
You’ll want to install a ventilation system that can circulate fresh air from outside without compromising the ability to heat and cool your home.