You may have heard of Passive House before. If you have read “How to Future Proof Your Home” you already understand the basics of what a Passive House is. But why would you want to build one or live in one?
Passive House Economics
For most people, the decision comes down to economics. In a Passive House you are investing your money into a home that uses approximately 90% less energy than a conventional home.
Since energy is an expense that you pay for anyway, your initial investment is recouped monthly through reduced energy costs while you pay the same cost of living, sometimes less. While your mortgage payments may be slightly higher, every payment to your mortgage is money you are paying yourself as opposed to giving it to the utility companies.
Not only that, but your biggest investment is now substantially more valuable and you have locked in your energy costs for life.
With the rising costs of energy, this is a wise investment. You are guaranteed a payback on your investment, no matter what the conditions in the market.
One can’t say the same thing about any stock or mutual fund.
The Intangible benefits of Passive House
In addition to the financial incentives you are guaranteed to live in a more quiet, safe and comfortable home. How much is this worth after a long day at work or if you live on a particularly busy street? To some people, these aspects alone are worth the potential premium necessary for materials, design and construction expertise.
Did I mention that living in a home like this is great for the environment and protects the well-being of future generations?
In this 4 minute video you will learn the most cost-effective and important component of any Future Proof Home, in any climate.
While Passive House goes the extra mile, any home (or building for that matter) can be substantially improved by understanding and implementing the simple concepts demonstrated in this video.
If you would like to live in a home that guarantees these benefits and peace of mind, contact a Passive House trained professional.
If you know of anyone who would benefit from learning this information, please pass it on to them. Knowledge is meant to be shared.
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Note to Awesome Builders and other Future Proofers:
I know that it can be difficult to compete with the status quo and market what you do. It takes a lot of time and effort.What we do isn’t exactly a subject that most people are educated about.
You are likely a green builder because you want to make a difference. If you want your customers to understand why Passive House is better, I wrote “How to Future Proof Your Home” to simplify building science so that anyone can understand it.
I wrote it especially to help you. You can even make money by promoting it. That’s how much I want to help.
Let’s build a better world.