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You’ve probably heard and read about high-performance and passive-inspired houses being built in California and beyond. However, you may still have a lot of questions about what these terms actually mean.
In this blog post, we’ll answer questions such as:
“What exactly is a high-performance home?”
“What does it mean to be passive inspired?”
“What are the benefits of passive-inspired home construction?”
If you’re planning to build a custom home or renovate your current abode, these types of homes give you an amazing opportunity to transform the way you live. Read more about how they work, and whether these types of homes are right for you!
The concept of a passive-inspired home stems from the more widely-known idea of a passive-certified home. A passive-certified home is one that employs a set of advanced building technologies to achieve extreme energy efficiency. To become certified, , a home must meet very specific energy-efficiency standards set by the non-profit organization, Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS).
Passive-inspired construction incorporates many – if not all – of the same building techniques and materials to achieve a passive home without the certification. This means that you can have a residence with all of the same features, technology, and performance while choosing not to pay for the extra costs and rigors of having third-party certification of your structure.
At Clarum, we believe high-performing homes should incorporate the principles of passive home construction, including:
Passive-inspired home construction shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality or aesthetics. At Clarum, we believe high-performance design considerations and building science can be integrated into any style of architecture. And, we love modern aesthetics.
Passive-inspired, high-performance homes offer a responsible alternative to conventional home-building, ultimately providing a more comfortable, beautiful, healthy option for you and your family.