Passive Homes

More Comfort – Less Energy – Healthier Living

You will never want to live in a “standard home”

H4 LIVING HIGH PERFORMANCE HOMES WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU LIVE

Building Science and Technology have improved dramatically in the last few years, Government and industry bodies are struggling to keep up and at cross roads with legislation.

The National Construction Code (NCC) sets residential building standards to a “minimum” acceptable or “deemed-to-satisfy solution”.

In an extremely competitive environment most building companies (home builders) have no choice to provide only “minimum requirements” in order to compete. Unfortunately this is giving all of us very poor performing and built quality homes. The Code comparatively to other countries, also DOES NOT REQUIRE measurable building performance standards.

MINIMUM STANDARDS = MINIMUM PERFORMANCE

5 KEY ELEMENTS that have been identified regardless of home design/budget/climate zone, in order to produce a Healthy and Thermally efficient Home.

1-Quality Glazing, 2-Continuous Insulation, 3- Air Tightness, 4- Eliminate Thermal Bridging, 5- Ventilation.

Experience the difference of an H4 Living Home

NATIONAL CONSTRUCION CODE
H4 Standard
h4-passivhaus

HighPerformance Homes
Can be achieved with any design or building budget
Nature will thank you

It’s more fun (for most people) to talk about the amazing innovations in their new phones than the incredible new thermal slab their house is sitting on or their thermally-efficient windows. However, your phone will be obsolete next year, but decades into the future you’ll still be wondering why your energy bills keep getting higher. That’s why we love talking to our clients about our passive homes, which are safer, healthier, energy efficient and kinder to the environment.

What’s a “passive house”?

Passivhaus is a concept developed in Germany that is being adopted and proven worldwide.Passive homes have a goal of increasing a building’s energy efficiency and reducing its ecological footprint. Buildings constructed to Passive House standards are ultra-low energy buildings: they use little energy for heating or cooling and are extremely comfortable and healthy to live in.H4 Passive Homes are amazingly comfortable and far healthier than standard homes. They have excellent indoor air quality, minimal energy consumption and features normally found only in expensive homes.
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The Benefits

  • World Leading Building Standards & Materials.
  • 70-90% Less Energy Consumption than Traditional Homes.
  • Super Comfortable Temperatures All Year Round.
  • Healthiest Air Quality: Less Dust, Pollens and Allergens.
  • Best in Class Ventilation: Replaces Humid or Polluted Air.
  • Super Insulated: Quieter Indoor Environment.
  • Drastically Reduced co2 Emissions for the Environment.
  • Proven by over 65,000 PassiveHaus™ Projects Worldwide.

The Benefits

  • World Leading Building Standards & Materials.
  • 70-90% Less Energy Consumption than Traditional Homes.
  • Super Comfortable Temperatures All Year Round.
  • Healthiest Air Quality: Less Dust, Pollens and Allergens.
  • Best in Class Ventilation: Replaces Humid or Polluted Air.
  • Super Insulated: Quieter Indoor Environment.
  • Drastically Reduced co2 Emissions for the Environment.
  • Proven by over 65,000 PassiveHaus™ Projects Worldwide.
An H4 Passive Home can be achieved with any design style or building budget.

It involves careful planning and paying attention to things that are free-everything from the body heat of the occupants to the orientation of the house. We are specialists in designing and building to this standard, and encourage all our customers to consider some smart upgrades that will result in the best home they have ever lived in.

Just ask our customers who are now experiencing living in their H4 Passive Homes.

Passivhaus is an evidence-based performance standard for buildings that affordably delivers radically low-energy consumption, radically low CO2 emissions and a superior and healthier indoor comfort.
Owners can choose to have Certified or Non -Certified Passive Homes.

Please ask our team to find out more………

Can I retrofit my existing house to the Passivhaus standard?

Yes you can, with any major renovation you can retrofit to Passive House standard, but special consideration needs to be taken with the existing structure.

Ask Our Designers

H4 Passive Homes – Future Proof your Home and Why?

PassivHaus is fundamentally about design, it is best approached as an integrated design process with the whole design team involved. The standard is rapidly being adopted worldwide and exceeds current building standards. Learn more…..

Fill in this short form, and one of our passive house specialists will get back to you within 24 hours.




What customers say

“After looking at dozens of display homes, we come across H4 Living, the concept design they come up with was exactly what we wanted and designed for our land. We than decided to upgrade to a Passive Home. Living in our home for the past few months, experiencing a summer and a winter, having owned and lived in other homes, the experience of living in a passive home is beyond words, consistent internal temperatures, filtered fresh air, these guys now their stuff, highly recommended, happy to show our home to anyone interested thanks H4.”

Paul & Regan Gerard

H4Living