Should I build a Passivhaus?

Should I build a Passivhaus?

The real decision is whether you feel the additional expense, normally around 8-10% of the build cost, is worth it to have the most comfortable house you’ll ever own that requires virtually no heating.

Building Passivhaus – How much money will I save on running costs?

Building Passivhaus – How much money will I save on running costs?

In the UK the average 85m2 home spends almost £600 a year on heating and around £1350 on energy as a whole. It may seem incredible but reducing your heating bill to the cost of a cup of tea per day is entirely possible, saving many hundreds, even thousands of pounds per year for many.

Sustainability Explained – The Self-Build Series

Passivhaus carbon emissions

There is a perception that Passivhaus buildings use hardly any energy because of all of the insulation they contain. Whilst this construction standard provides unrivalled comfort and massively reduces the heat load required it does not necessarily mean the house uses much less energy for anything else.

Sustainability Explained – The Self-Build Series

Postscript

As an addendum to my last post I wanted to add a few things. The first being that the whilst the Silverton Passivhaus is an exceptionally well performing building the occupants are still consuming fairly large quantities of energy.