Passivhaus home standards

Passivhaus is a collection of standards, originating in Germany, for home insulation, draughtproofing and so on. These collectively result in very little energy being needed to keep homes warm enough to be habitable.

The key components are

Example social housing scheme
Norwich Council has built 100 homes to Passivhaus standards - see

Further reading:
The Passivhaus Trust:

Last updated: 13 Nov 2019