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North Passive House gets Variance on Heating System

The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of growth for the super-efficient design standard known as Passive House, bringing us homes and buildings 80% more efficient than comparable structures. While Passive Houses breeze past energy code requirements, they pose some interesting challenges by a Mechanical code that requires heating systems sized for less-efficient homes. What if you could heat the whole house with the equivalent of a hairdryer on the coldest days? This case study explains how this code barrier was overcome...
North Passive House gets Variance on Heating System

Passive Houses save enough on energy bills to pay for the whole house, no sacrifice on comfort!

The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of growth for the super-efficient design standard known as Passive House, bringing us homes and buildings 80% more efficient than comparable structures.  While Passive Houses breeze past energy code requirements, they pose some interesting challenges by a Mechanical code that requires heating systems sized for less-efficient homes.  What if you could heat the whole house with the equivalent of a hairdryer on the coldest days?  This case study explains how this code barrier was overcome...

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