Introduction - Five Principles of Passive House

Five Principles in Plain English reviews the 5 principles of Passive House construction, with a concentration on simple explanations and examples. This Guide is intended for use by contractors who may not know what Passive House is about or for the average person thinking about building or buying a Passive House.

The Five Principles are:

NOTE: The temperature, volume, square footage and energy values in this Guide are shown as METRIC with (IMPERIAL) measure included in brackets beside. The Metric system is used in European and Canadian Passive House calculations.

Content sources for this Guide are listed in the Resources section.