PASSIVHAUS. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Every day more and more sustainable ideas are being sought to preserve the planet. The construction sector has seen many advances aimed at achieving this. However, the concept of the PassivHaus, or passive houses, is undoubtedly where the greatest success has been made. These are buildings made from sustainable wood which consume very little energy in order to achieve energy savings and sustainability.
What do passive houses consist of?
PassivHaus buildings use sustainable elements in their construction. Moreover, sustainability is their raison d’être. That is whey they are also known as ecological buildings. And as such, they use totally ecological materials such as wood. We should take into consideration that a PassivHaus is a building that consumes practically no energy. They therefore need good thermal insulation, as well as optimum ventilation systems and windows and doors of the highest quality.
Wood plays a very important role in PassivHaus buildings as it is a material with unbeatable characteristics with regards to sustainability. It is thus a perfect thermal and acoustic insulation, emits less CO2 than other building materials and is easily recyclable, among many other advantages it offers. But it is wood’s powerful insulation properties together with its natural characteristics that make it the perfect material for PassivHaus buildings.
The advantages of PassivHaus buildings
Passive houses offer a wide range of advantages for the environment:
- They are built 100% with certified products. All the materials used in PassivHaus buildings have been certified. Certification is a very important process when referring to sustainable materials as it is a seal that guarantees their good use, as in the case of certification of wood.
- PassivHaus buildings or passive houses are an excellent source of energy saving as they can save up to 90% of energy compared to a traditional home. This is due to the great thermal insulation achieved with sustainable materials such as wood.
- They are ideal for people’s health. These buildings are not only beneficial for the environment, but also for our own health. This is because, thanks to all their properties (use of sustainable materials, the effect of solar light or their intelligent air circulation) they help to prevent the risk of suffering respiratory diseases.
- They can be used in any building. Passive houses are perfect for constructing all types of buildings. Hotels, schools or offices can be PassivHaus buildings with no problem.
In short, PassivHaus buildings are the future of sustainable construction. It only remains for us to ask whether wood will be the main material in buildings. Wood is one of the key elements in ecological buildings. At Carpintek Group we are experts in carrying out all types of elements in wood for buildings and design. We work with 100% certified materials, which guarantees their full sustainability and seal of quality.