How to Build a House That Uses 90% Less Energy!

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Matt walks us through Passive House, which is a high-performance building standard developed to reduce building-related emissions. These buildings are super-insulated (continuous, continuous, continuous!), have little to no thermal bridges, well-insulated windows, are airtight, utilize an HRV/ERV, and have minimal conditioning systems. They are not only energy-efficient, but crazy comfortable and healthy! Is there a better way to build?

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  • Good video and Matt always does a great job of explaining these items. His title is misleading. His Passivehouse design uses 90% less energy to condition the air in the house versus an older ranch house. In order to use 90% overall or get to NET ZERO Energy he would need to bring in some solar or other renewable energy systems and maximize the efficiency of the other systems in the house as well. He touched on a few of the components on this list in his video, however there is much more needed to reduce operating costs by 90%. Click on this link to read all of the steps in the description:
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