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Clarum Homes Owner John Suppes and Director of Construction Sean Misskelley discuss building and living in passive homes. We build passive homes for their sound ethics, aesthetic beauty, internal comfort and interior air quality.
A passive home is simply a building that employs a set of advanced building technologies to achieve extreme energy efficiency. Energy consumption is reduced by 90% or more compared to that of conventional homes. And these efficiency gains aren’t due to some weird, boxy, ugly building design. Passive homes are elegant, comfortable living spaces with beauty that can rival that of any other custom luxury home.
Passive Homes are extremely comfortable at all times during the year. There is fresh air coming in throughout the day and night, even when all of the windows are closed. There is renewable power and solar power. In addition, it’s what’s inside the walls – the building envelope – that makes the difference. The ROI is realized by occupants in terms of savings in utility bills, as well as health and comfort.