The Passive House Institute (PHI) is an independent research institute founded in 1996 that has played a crucial role in the development of the Passive House concept - the only internationally recognized, performance-based energy standard in construction.
Passive Houses allow for space heating and cooling-related energy savings of up to 90%. They are known to use less than 1.5 l of oil or 1.5 m3 of gas to heat one square meter of living space for a year – substantially less than common “low-energy” buildings.
Eastern Ontario is known for having extreme summer heat, meaning there can be a significant cost to keep your home comfortable. Vast energy savings have been demonstrated using Passive House practices by using Passive cooling techniques such as strategic shading.
In the frigid winter months, Passive Houses make efficient use of the sun, internal heat sources and heat recovery, rendering conventional heating systems unnecessary throughout even the coldest of winters.
Space heating and cooling related savings of up to 90%
mindful heating and cooling strategies
Superior air quality