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Monday, 31 March 2014

Why passive houses are a strong choice.

It's the era of smart homes; homes that are efficient enough to eliminate the troubles of mechanical heating and cooling of a building through smart, time-tested heating and cooling features.

You all must have juggled the improved ideas of contemporary, modern, country-style and traditional style while building your new home. But every one of these styles, as productive as they sound, does not really stand up to the energy efficiency standards. That’s where passive homes come in; as energy saviors that eliminate the need for auxiliary heating and cooling. 

In harmony with the climate

When it gets really hot during hard summer days, it’s hard to cut the growing heat in your interiors. Passive home designs take advantage of the climate to make sure the occupants endure a thermally comfortable temperature in the interior. Understanding the principles of thermal comfort, these homes put you in a comfortable temperature range at all times.

A passive home design

Reduce Carbon emissions

Whether or not global warming is a matter of concern to you, every house plays its part in the alarming rise of carbon emissions around the globe. It is not just factories and vehicles that billow smoke but also our own homes. Ever since the passive homes have come into existence, the energy conservation standards promised are indeed overwhelming. Especially when it claims to slash carbon emissions by 80%, we know there’s push for a better future. 

Save Money

Passive houses make more economic sense than the modern day homes and it is more bang for your money when you decide on building a passive house. Though not cost-efficient during the initial outlay, in the long run passive homes turn more than significant as it lets you cut the cost of energy bills by 90%.

Minimize air leakage, breathe improved air 

It’s not something you want when you have conditioned air in the house let out uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Passive homes minimize air leakage with an effective ventilation system. The sophisticated ventilation system in a passive home efficiently controls the humidity. The air that enters the home is filtered and warmed, and old air is exhausted out.

Intelligent shading and window orientation

Passive homes avoid heat gain through intelligent shading and window orientation. This impressive system provides improved indoor air quality.

A passive home in Germany.


The seemingly more logical idea of a passive house is slowly planting its feet in Indian uptowns. The growing urge to find more sustainable choices of home design has paved way to create a sense of awareness and more passive homes are cropping up.
Today, there's a large chunk of the world's energy gobbled up by modern day homes. It is definitely time we seek sources of sustainability; it's time to get the new builds more efficient.