In recent years, many sustainable homeowners and designers in Australia have moved beyond sun-harnessing passive solar to embrace Passive House (or Passivhaus) design. Some go as far as to qualify as a Certified Passive House – so far there are 18 in Australia – where they must meet strict requirements for energy usage, airtightness, insulation and ventilation. Others use Passive House principles without becoming certified. These homes, which will all be open on Sustainable House Day, September 15, are all excellent examples of how Passive Houses can be built in the real world–and they’re more diverse than you’d expect.
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