Sunday, 1 April 2012

New grading of Passive Houses USA.

The Passive House Institute US ( PHIUS ) have come up with a new grading system “The USA Passive House”.

Ultra” Passive House  > Annual heat requirement ≤ 10 kWh/m2/year
Super” Passive House  > Annual heat requirement ≤ 12 kWh/m2/year
Awesome”  Passive House  > Annual heat requirement ≤ 14 kWh/m2/year

Passive House Standard  > Annual heat requirement ≤ 15 kWh/m2/year

The new house plaques, according to the annual heat demand, calculated with the PPHP, will be in Red, White or Blue.

Red for Ultra Passive House, White for Super Passive House, Blue for the Above Passive House while the clear plaque will remain for the Basic Passive House that reaches the standard.

This new labelling system will take effect from the 1st of April..


For more information go to www.PHIUS-USA-APRILFOOLEDYA.COM