Passive Builders Cork

Passive Construction – Key Components

A house built to Passive Standards is more demanding to construct than a conventional Irish house with regard to conception, design and execution of construction work, a quality approval process for checking and verification purposes must be maintained for performance and certification.

The main certification criteria, applicable to residential Passive House buildings, are as follows:

  • Specific Space Heat Demand max. 15 kWh/(m2a)
  • Pressurization Test Result n50 max. 0,6 h-1 – Air tightness
  • Entire Specific Primary Energy Demand max. 120 kWh/(m2a) incl. domestic electricity.
  • Useful cooling Demand (if applicable) max. 15 kWh/(m2a)