How passive-structure standards compare with LEED, net-zero

04/28/2013 |

A passive building keeps "thermal comfort with its ventilation system alone -- heating and cooling only the amount of air you need to replace anyway for air quality reasons in an airtight house," according to the PassivHaus Institut. In this article, Daniel Matthews compares passive standards with those of LEED and net-zero -- and explains how they could be used together.

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