Planning to live a sustainable mode of living? Want to contribute and do your bit to the Mother Earth? Are you too troubled of your ever increasing house expenses and electricity bills? Do not worry as there is an option that will help you live in a sustainable way. One such thing is to live in passive houses! Yes you read that right! A lot of people have spread several rumors regarding the making and living in such homes but you need to head in the right direction by clarifying all such doubts.

In this article you will get to read several FAQs that are related to the use of passive house supplies in building energy efficient homes. Keep reading to know more:

  • FAQ 1: ISN’T A PASSIVE HOME STILL IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PHASE?

While a lot of contractors are certified to build such structures but there are many residents who think that the government has still not approved the making of passive homes. You might be surprised to know this but the first ever passive house was built way back in the 1991! Yes you read that right! There is an online database by the name Passive House Database that has the list of around 4900 passive houses which means that since 1991, around five thousand passive homes have been built and this number is ever increasing with each day!

  • FAQ 2: IS THERE DIFFERENT PASSIVE HOUSE STANDARDS FOR DIFFERENT CLIMATES? 

When you look deeper, you will be greeted with a lot of questions regarding the building of an energy efficient home. A common FAQ associated with such homes is whether separate climate conditions require the use of specific passive house supplies. Well to end your curiosity, the passive materials are not affected by the climate. So whether you build a passive house in Siberia or in Southern Spain, the criteria of such houses remains the same!

  • FAQ 3: IS THE PASSIVE STANDARD ONLY APPLICABLE TO BUILDING HOUSES?

Well there is more to this! When it comes to living in energy efficient homes or passive housing lifestyle then this mode of living is not limited to juts houses! You can build in hospitals, schools and even the banks and office buildings by using the same concept and passive supplies! Passive mode of living is highly applicable to non residential buildings too! 

  • FAQ 4: ARE PASSIVE HOUSES EXPENSIVE?

Well a lot of people think that in you ought to invest a good lump sum amount in order to build an energy efficient home but this is not true as such homes or buildings prove to be highly cost effective in the long run.

You will find a lot of companies that offer passive house supplies in order to help you build passive house. Passive houses are energy saving and help you save a lot of energy thereby decreasing your and your family’s ecological foot print. Get hold of capable contractors by going through their port folios.

Author's Bio: 

The author has been designing passive homes since a long time. Due to this the author has gained a lot of expertise. Any queries regarding the passive home building, feel free to contact the author!