Passive house planning

The definition of a passive house is based on its extremely low energy need. Passive houses consume less than quarter of the energy required for a standard building. They have no separate heating systems apart from heat recovery ventilation. The efficiency is based on well-insulated and air-tight passive building envelope solutions.

The objective of a passive house is to minimize the energy need of buildings economically and produce a good microclimate in buildings. The heat loss of a passive house is so small that a normal heat distribution system will be unnecessary. The initial investment in a passive house may be larger than in a normal house, but the operating and life cycle expenses will be remarkably lower than in a normal house.

Biobyte is your partner when it comes to the passive house construction method – from the design stage to certification as a “quality-tested passive house”.

It examines the building’s fundamental suitability for use and its design as a passive-energy house. During the process, a specific passive house concept is developed. This means that the building components will be dimensions according to thermal insulation techniques, and both the process and formation of the thermal building shell and the airtightness level are specified.

Biobyte provides support for passive house concepts for residential and non-residential buildings.