Top 6 benefits of a passive house

The technology behind passive houses can be confusing, so we’re cutting straight to the good stuff: The biggest benefits of this energy-efficient construction method

  1. Low monthly energy use—and big savings
    The most obvious upside to a home that heats and cools itself without an air conditioner or a furnace is the monthly energy costs: They’re typically close to zero. “There is no downside to a building that uses less energy than its code-compliant equivalent,” San Francisco builder Ewen Utting. And Utting notes that passive construction doesn’t take much more in terms of effort, energy, or materials to create a building that performs at its full efficiency potential.

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