The Passive House is the world‘s leading standard in energy efficient design. It started out as a construction concept for residential buildings in Central Europe. Today, the Passive House Standard can be implemented in all types of buildings almost anywhere in the world. The demand for Passive Houses as well as information on and experience with Passive Houses has been increasing at an enormous pace, reflecting the trend-setting developments in this field.
The following pages provide an introduction to the Passive House concept and an overview of the basic principles relating to the leading energy efficiency standard.