Passive house is

  • A complex ecosystem
  • Minimising energy use
  • Responding to different climate zones
  • Based on building engineering principles
  • And exact physics
  • Devised by Dr Wolfgang Feist (Germany) and Professor Bo Adamson (Sweden) in the 1990’s
  • Tested on tens of thousands of houses throughout the world.

Passive house is designed to

  • Keep comfortable temperatures consistently
  • Refresh air constantly
  • Dramatically reduce heating and cooling requirements
  • Lower our energy use, and
  • Reduce our power bills.

The building physics calculations are meticulous

Superpod® performance

At Superpod® we believe that you can’t start talking about sustainability until you deal with the performance of the building envelope – the shell. Superpod® is based on the international passive house standard, which requires these elements as part of the building technology:

  • Extremely high performing and continuous insulation in walls and roof
  • Extremely high performing windows
  • Reduced thermal bridges so that heat and cold can’t travel in and out of the house
  • A well sealed building
  • An air ventilation system for constant fresh air and comfortable temperatures all year round
  • External shades in some climates

Passive houses are powerful

A passive house keeps the inside constant.

Active houses use up power

A typical house leaks air and temperature randomly