The Passive House Difference

Natural elements are weaved throughout the houses, connecting the interior spaces to the outdoors. Natural materials combined with neutral colors and soft textures, create a sense of harmony with nature while allowing homeowners the ability to put their own personal style into the home.

Abundant Natural Light

All windows and exterior doors are high-performance European engineered triple-pane windows. They’re specially sized, designed and orientated in the home to minimize thermal bridging while managing solar gain for heating in the winter. The exterior integrated louver system helps to minimize overheating in the summer.

Open Plan Living 

The integrated concrete foundation slab provides an engineered thermal mass that serves the critical role of mitigating temperature variations within the house. This monolithic slab also provides the opportunity for flexible layouts to accommodate today’s home-centric lifestyles.

Indoor Comfort

The principals of Passive Homes and the associated design, engineering and construction are all centered around indoor comfort and performance. By dramatically reducing temperature differentiation within the home and constantly circulating stale air out and fresh air in, the indoor living environment is maintained at a constant, comfortable level all year round regardless of the temperature outside. This is accomplished through a combination of an ultra-insulated structure, tight-tolerance construction methods, near zero air-infiltration and an industry leading whole-house energy recovery ventilation system.

Net Zero / Net Positive Ready

By their nature, Passive Homes don’t need solar panels to achieve their well-known energy savings. However, in the spirit of flexibility, the roof structure of each house has been reinforced to accept solar panels if the homeowners want to eliminate their electric utility altogether. Thus, these homes are Net Zero ready, providing for a zero-carbon footprint.