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Passive House Explained in 90 seconds

Published 20th October 2016 

The Passive House standard was first agreed in May 1988 through a series of test projects. The first built examples were constructed in Darmsted, Germany in 1990 as a row of four terraced houses.

The standards and technology have moved on considerably since then, with current estimates that there are 15,000-20,000 examples of these ultra-low energy buildings around the world.

But what is a Passive House (or Passivhaus in German)? It's a term that is often used but never fully understood. We found this excellent short video out on the web which provides an overview for anyone considering a passive house -  all in 90 seconds!

Our thanks to Hans-Jörn Eich for this video.

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