Simple Architecture – Superior Construction
Passive Home Construction
“Passive House” is today’s most energy efficient building standard. Buildings that meet the Passive House standard use 80% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional buildings, yet they are significantly more comfortable and healthier than traditionally built homes.
A Passive House conserves energy by creating an essentially airtight, super insulated, compact building enclosure that takes advantage of the sun and the heat that emanates from occupants and equipment to achieve a comfortable indoor environment.
A ventilation system, including what is called a heat recovery ventilator or HRV is used to provide a continuous supply of filtered fresh air. Add this all together and your Mønhuset Passive House meets a triple bottom line:
1. Personal health and comfort,
2. Energy efficiency, and
Exterior materials are all the surfaces on the exterior of the
house, i.e. foundations, facade, roofing, doors, windows and terraces.
Interior and Furniture
Interiors are all surfaces that are seen on the inside of the house, ie. floors, wall coverings and floor and wall tiles in the bathroom. Furniture includes kitchen cupboards, countertops, sinks, faucets and white goods (large home appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, tumble driers, dishwashers, and air conditioners). In the bathroom, furniture would include cupboards, shower and / or bath, and washbasin.