Passive House Design

A passive house is one which is so energy-efficient that it does not require a conventional heating system to provide heating within the building, relying instead of a combination of green energy sources and high levels of insulation and airtight sealing to reduce heat loss. A passive house typically consumes up to 90% less energy than a house built to the minimum requirements for building regulations.

Passive home design concentrates on the following key areas to achieve high levels of insulation and cheap energy:

At Kilbroney Timberframe we have undertaken several passive home designs, with examples listed in our timberframe passive house project portfolio, most recently a passive home in Katesbridge, near Rathfriland in County Down.