This is the first at this site of pages promoting the building of passive houses in New Zealand
The passive house standard for building construction has SO much to offer us that it we deserve its wide adoption, especially in colder regions.
If passive houses were more widely built in New Zealand, the demand for electricity generation would be moderated, because passive houses use MUCH less energy than conventional houses
Also, the health and personal comfort of home users, especially in cold-climate winters, would be greatly improved.
Read about it here!
Christchurch and New Zealand need passive houses < Click!
Links to pages about the seven precepts of Passive House design.
Very efficient Insulation
No thermal bridges
Passive solar gain
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