How passive-structure standards compare to those of 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 Mathews compares passive standards to those of LEED and net-zero -- and explains how they could be used together.

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