The main reasons for using the Passive House (Passivhaus) low-energy voluntary building standard for a new build home, renovation, an/or extension are health, comfort, economics, and energy efficiency. One of the key strengths of this building standard, is that studies have proven that the built performance closely matches the predictions of the PHPP modeling software, resulting in no performance gap. Thus, the software is accurate and takes the guess work out of the design stage.
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