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Maximizing gains and minimizing losses

This morning I came across an article on Shrink that Footprint that provides a simple visual comparison of why the Passive House Standard is so important.  All houses built to current energy codes  balance energy consumed with energy lost – this is how we maintain a consistent internal temperature.  But with a Passive House you minmize the losses and maximize the “free” gains.  Through a Passive House you can get that much closer to Net-Zero building.

Here’s my favorite quote from the article, “Take one step inside a passivhaus in the dead of winter and you’ll get it.  The passivhaus is all about superior comfort.  In most houses some parts are too cold, others areas too hot while some bits are just right.  A bit like Goldilocks and her porridge.  Not so in a passivhaus. In a passivhaus every square meter is close to the temperature you want it. And comfort is truly valuable!”

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