Habitat for Humanity’s Passive Homes

01-21-15 | Commercial Energy Conservation, Featured News, Industry News & Events, Save Power

Habitat for Humanity aims to lower energy consumption and costs with passive home constructions.

If you’ve ever heard of the term “passive house” before, then you know that passive homes are built to achieve the utmost energy efficiencies within a residence. Built airtight, passive houses do not require furnaces as they are so well sealed and insulated that there is no need for a heating system within the home. For this reason, passive houses appear to be the perfect solution for lowering a home’s carbon footprint, while also providing a more affordable way of living, making these constructions the perfect fit for an organization such as Habitat for Humanity.

Passive homes present the opportunity for future constructions to be exponentially more energy efficient, having shown to use up to 90% less energy than an average home. Unfortunately, there are several challenges that passive housing constructions face, including the cost of becoming certified, building costs, as well as skeptics in opposition of the airtight buildings.

Learn more from National Geographic: Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy.

While we are excited to see where the passive housing movement takes us, we are proud to be able to offer our solution to existing buildings and infrastructures, allowing an immediate solution to current energy efficiency issues.