Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling.
They are built with meticulous attention to detail and rigorous design and construction according to principles developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany, and can be certified through an exacting quality assurance process.
The heat losses of the building are reduced so much that it hardly needs any heating at all. Passive heat sources like the sun, human occupants, household appliances and the heat from the extract air cover a large part of the heating demand. The remaining heat can be provided by the supply air if the maximum heating load is less than 10W per square metre of living space. If such supply-air heating suffices as the only heat source, we call the building a Passive House.
Univ. Prof. Dr Wolfgang Feist
Head of Energy Efficient Construction/Building Physics
University of Innsbruck
Window Crafters can offer a range of windows and doors which meet Passive House Standards. Whether you prefer maintenance free uPVC windows or prefer a more luxurious AluClad window we can provide a beautiful window for your home.
Expert installation is critical to the performance of Passive House standard windows and we are the first window company in Ireland or the UK to have Passive House Tradesperson Certification when our Managing Director, Mr. Colm O’Neill received the award in December 2012
Pictured right: Mr Colm O’Neill, Window Crafters and Mr. Darren O’Gorman of Passive House Training organisation, Target Zero on successful completion of the Passive House Tradesperson Course