The truth about Passive Houses: a builder’s perspective on the sustainable home movement

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13 February 2024

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From building costs to maintenance, Zanetto Builders regularly get questions about Passive Houses — especially as one of Australia's leading Passive Home builders. ArchiPro caught up with the team to learn more.
Passive houses are designed with advanced ventilation systems that provide consistent fresh air to maintain a comfortable indoor environment year-round.
Passive houses are designed with advanced ventilation systems that provide consistent fresh air to maintain a comfortable indoor environment year-round.
Passive house principles can be applied to many architectural styles and accommodate a wide range of floor plans.
Passive house principles can be applied to many architectural styles and accommodate a wide range of floor plans.
Many Passive Homes feature strategically placed operable windows to encourage natural ventilation when desired.
Many Passive Homes feature strategically placed operable windows to encourage natural ventilation when desired.
Exceptional airtightness is critical to preventing air leakage and draughts, allowing passive houses to maintain a stable indoor temperature while reducing energy loss.
Exceptional airtightness is critical to preventing air leakage and draughts, allowing passive houses to maintain a stable indoor temperature while reducing energy loss.
The use of triple-glazed, high-performance windows and insulated doors limits heat loss in winter while keeping the home cool in summer.
The use of triple-glazed, high-performance windows and insulated doors limits heat loss in winter while keeping the home cool in summer.
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