Passive House Design Principles
Design principles help quantify energy efficiency in passive buildings.
These principles can be summed up as follows:
- Continuous insulation without thermal bridging throughout the seasons
- Balanced heat and moisture-recovery ventilation
- No infiltration of outside air and loss of conditioned air since the building is airtight
- Minimal space for conditioning systems
- High-performance windows and doors
By employing these aforementioned benefits you stand to reap long term benefits of a passive house. These include unmatched comfort due to superinsulation and airtightness and great indoor air quality due to continuous mechanical ventilation.
Why Choose New York Engineers?
We are the best at what we do. Our professional engineers are armed with excellent skills and expertise in achieving passive house criteria. We design the best passive houses. Let us help you with a certified passive house design in a short period of time. It is a process to achieve that but with our professional engineers, everything can be achieved easily.
New York Engineers has been designing a plethora of buildings in accordance with various energy-efficient standards. From net-zero energy to LEED standards, we excel in them. Passive house certification is yet another area of expertise we excel in.
Our engineers will be with you from the planning process to ensure that passive house design principles are incorporated into your designs. We will then ensure that the design conforms to the criteria. This minimizes errors that would otherwise occur during construction and thereafter incur exorbitant costs.
Passive house certification is applied for after construction. You can also opt for New York Engineers Construction Administration to ensure that your construction team implements every component of a passive house as detailed in the design. There is no need to be present all the times at the construction site. Our engineers can keep you updated regularly.