Passive Homes

More Comfort – Less Energy – Healthier Living

You’ll never want to live in a “standard home” again.


H4 High Performance Homes

Unprecedented comfort.

Enjoy controlled temperature and humidity levels all year round ignoring what the outside weather is doing.

A healthy indoor environment free of dust, mould and draughts, extremely low energy consumption, are some of the benefits of an H4 High Performance Passive Home.

And How we do that?

H4 uses a Design and Building software and testing process before and during construcion, to ensure our clients peace of mind that their home will perform as designed, and you’re contributing to planet earth with reduced carbon emissions.

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

H4 Standard

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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Explore why you should consider a H4 High Performance / PassivHaus Home.

Most people when planning to build a new home automatically assume that the current building codes are sufficient, which will perform well into the future. Unfortunately this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The process of designing, building and testing isn’t rigorous enough to guarantee the expected outcome, there aren’t legitimate checks during the process. This applies to project builders, as well as state of the art expensive homes.

After more than 25 years in development, the (PHI) PassivHaus Institute in Germany developed a building standard that is currently being adopted worldwide. Unfortunately governments can’t keep up with the technology, they are slowly recognising this innovative building standard.

  • Can be achieved with any Design Style or Building Budget.
  • There are absolutely no restrictions on size or architectural styles, this is due to the fact that our building standard concentrates on a few key building elements from proven and tested building science technology.

  • Unreal Comfort – Set Temperatures & Humidity all year Round.
  • You may have lived and experienced houses overheating in summer and freezing in winter, two level homes with upper level temperatures 15 degrees higher than the bottom level, the list goes on in Australia… Now imagine temperatures 20-25 degrees regardless of outside weather in both summer & winter, using minimal energy consumption.YES, it’s possible with a H4 High Performance Passive Home.

  • Heathier Home – Less Dust, Pollens & Allergens
  • Due to air tightness, energy recovery ventilation systems, controlled temperatures & humidity plus filtered fresh, you will be living and breathing a perfectly healthy environment, minimising levels of dust, mold and pollens. The health benefits have been documented in several articles from people around the world living in PassivHaus homes; reduced illnesses, better sleeping patterns, less asthma and allergies have all been reported.

  • Lifetime Energy Savings – Ultra Low Energy Consumption
  • By creating a sealed thermal envelope, minimal heating and cooling is required, therefore dramatically reducing your energy bills comparatively to standard building codes.This reduction in energy has nothing to do with solar panels, solar is considered a bonus! This innovative technology results in much lower monthly energy bills, providing families a lifetime of savings.

  • Indoor Air Quality – Filtered Fresh Air (No Cold or Hot Draughts)
  • The importance of indoor air quality that affects human health can not be underestimated. Concentration of pollutants indoors are 4 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations, and people now spend 90% more time indoors. With A H4 High Performance PassiveHaus, the risk of pollutants is reduced drastically due to our recovery ventilation systems.

  • A Quiet Haven – Highly Reduced Noise Levels
  • By default, the higher quality of external materials insulates the outside noise, making your home noticeably quieter.

  • Future Proofed – Significantly Lower Carbon Emissions
  • Passive Homes produce significantly less energy than conventional homes, resulting in radically reduced CO2 emissions, making this is the most sustainable building standard in the world (no green wash). You save on energy and improve your life-style whilst reducing carbon emissions. This is the positive change the world needs to reduce global warming.

  • Proven Tested Measured – 65,000 PassivHaus Projects Worldwide ✔
  • Would over 65,000 passivehaus TM projects built and tested worldwide be enough to convince you it’s the best building standard in the world? A holistic approach from design to construction is required, there are very clear definitions and requirements set by the PassivHaus institute, and this has continually been proven from concept to completion.

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