What is Passive Design?
Passive Design is a method of construction where a comfortable interior environment can be created using very little energy; simply by eliminating the reliance on active heating or cooling systems.
History of Passive Design
The Passivhaus standard was created at the beginning of the 1990's by Professors Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist; with residents moving into the first prototype Passivhaus building in 1991.
In 1996, Dr. Wolfgang Feist founded the Passivhaus Institut; a research institute to further develop the Passivhaus standard and to promote its adoption internationally.
How does Passive Design work?
Passive Design works on a specific set of principles:
1. Solar Gain
2. Thermal Mass
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