The concept was first developed in Germany at the beginning of the nineties, with the first buildings to meet the Passive House standard being built in 1991, also in Germany. At Blue Sky Windows, we strive to achieve the best possible quality and energy efficiency, so it’s fitting that we source our high quality components from Germany, the birthplace of Passive House (or Passivhaus).
When speaking of ‘Passive House’, we refer to a very high standard of energy efficiency awarded to a dwelling or building, whereby the carbon footprint, or affect on the environment, is extremely low. Developed countries set their own standard requirements for a building to be classed as a Passive House, but the overall outcome is a building that requires very little energy to heat or cool its space. The concept is relatively new, and the number of buildings meeting the Passive House standard is constantly on the rise.