PASSIVE ENERGY METRICS
Commonly known as ‘Passive House’ these metrics are universal to all building types.
They are the most rigorous energy conservation standards in the building industry today.
Based on super insulated and air tight envelopes along with careful detailing to eliminate thermal bridging, the Passive Energy Metric building far outpaces any other type of construction to deliver enclosed space with ultra-low energy load requirements.
Oriented properly to maximize solar gain, a Passive Metric Building is 90% more efficient than the latest energy Code-compliant building today. Recent gains in technology, and materials manufacturing has allowed this type of construction to be cost competitive with Code-compliant buildings.
The benefits of this approach are clear: superior thermal & acoustic performance (occupant comfort), constant supply of fresh air (healthy indoor spaces), durable building assemblies (low maintenance costs), and revolutionary energy performance (low operating costs) all for little or no cost premium.
NET ZERO ENERGY
Net Zero Energy Buildings are the next logical step towards sustainability after achieving maximum energy conservation achieved by meeting Passive Energy Metric Standards.
With an extremely low energy load, the scale of a renewable energy production system is comparatively modest, making a Zero Energy Building possible.
The costs of renewable energy systems are dramatically falling making many scalable projects doable and feasible. If a particular project or location places renewable technology above a project’s budget, as a Passive Energy structure, the building is Net Zero Energy READY, and can adapt to lower cost renewable technology at a future time in its life-cycle.