Passivhaus design provides an innovative way to build commercial and domestic structures with the focus on reduced energy costs and healthier living. Heating demand is met by side-effects of daily life such as body heat, sunshine and household appliances. Fresh air circulation is a healthy consequence of the design, and is also paramount to the air flow system which brings warm and cool air inside the building; moderating the internal temperature.
A structured combination of good insulation, well located windows, and highly moderated ventilation, Passivhaus is the answer to air quality, lower heating bills and a lifestyle with less environmental damage.
Passivhaus buildings provide environmentally low impact living and working options. They require little to no supplementary heating which means less gas, oil, and coal is used. Burning less irreplaceable fossil fuels positively affects the advancing problems of climate change and reduces our carbon footprint; something that REHAU is particularly passionate about and have pledged to be a part of in our sustainability report. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recommends that “by 31 December 2020 all other new buildings [must be] nearly zero-energy buildings”, and we believe that Passivhaus will play a leading role in this valuable goal.
In demonstration of our intentions and devotion when it comes to the subject of environmentally conscious building design and products we have recently become Passivhaus Trust members, and are the gold sponsors for the 2016 UK Passivhaus Conference and UK Passivhaus Awards.
We have a variety of fully accredited Passivhaus products which we are proud to have installed in a number of Passivhaus buildings, for examples please see our case studies.