Passive Homes

Passive Homes Orange County NY, Ulster County NY, Bergen County NJ area

Call on Kevin Gremli Construction to build your passive home in the Orange County NY, Ulster County NY, and Bergen County NJ area. A passive house is designed to be extremely energy-efficient. It doesn’t take a lot of power to heat or to cool. To be designated as a passive house, a building must adhere to a set of practices that seal it from outside temperatures while maintaining a stable inside temperature and high air quality. We’ve been involved in building passive homes since the 1990s, and have numerous examples in our portfolio for review.

What is a Passive House?

A passive house is designed to be extremely energy-efficient. It doesn’t take a lot of power to heat or to cool. To be designated as a passive house, a building must adhere to a set of practices that seal it from outside temperatures while maintaining a stable inside temperature and high air quality.

These practices were developed over decades of research conducted by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany. Today, the practices are used by thousands of architects, developers, and contractors all over the globe.

When you call a house a “passive house” you’re saying that it was built to the PHI’s rigorous standards for insulation and energy.

Advantages/Benefits of a Passive House

• Passive houses are so energy-efficient, heating and cooling them costs dramatically less than in other homes.

• Passive homes are more comfortable than a house where the inside temps oscillate between sweltering and freezing.

• The air quality in a passive house will also be exceptional. A passive house eliminates any staleness or fumes because air is constantly circulated and filtered.

• Passive homes are also more resilient to power outages or other emergency situations. Even without electricity, the home will stay at a comfortable temperature for far longer than the average building, making it a popular choice for hospitals and senior residences.

Modern Farmhouse, Westtown, NY

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