More homebuyers around the Pacific Northwest are opting for passive-inspired house construction. This is a growing trend. Many people have a general idea of what constitutes a passive-inspired home. However, few people really understand the details of such a building.
What Is a Passive-Inspired House?
A passive-inspired home is very similar to a passive-certified home. Never heard of the latter? This is a house that employs the latest technological advancements for promoting the highest possible energy efficiency. To meet certification requirements, builders must construct homes according to standards set by the Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS).
A passive-inspired home is nearly identical to its passive-certified counterpart minus the certification. In some ways, this is a plus. Buyers don’t have to go through the cost and time of certifying their home. Continue Reading →