Are you considering building a Passive Home or net-zero energy home? Then finding high-performance windows that comply with the passive home standards can be difficult. But don't worry, we've got your back. With Pella's Reserve windows and our extensive knowledge of the installation process, your windows are no longer the weakest link in your home.
What Is a Passive Home?
A passive home is a highly energy-efficient structure that produces as much energy as it uses within an average climate year. Here is a 90-second video describing the standards of a passive home.
Why Are Windows an Important Part of Passive Homes?
Your home's thermal performance is only as good as your windows. You can spend a lot of time planning and building highly-insulated walls but not reach passive energy with your house because of the quality of your windows. On average, windows are responsible for losing 25%-30% of your heating and cooling energy use. That's a big difference – especially in a passive home. So how can you plug that massive hole in the wall and save energy?
Advantage of Passive house certified windows in your home.
Choosing the Right Windows Makes All the Difference
Windows in a passive house have to meet specific requirements such as a high thermal insulation value. We recommend Pella's Reserve windows, they are certified by Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) and available in a variety of styles. Not only are you cutting your building's carbon footprint and enhancing your living comfort, but you can make your windows the focal point of your home as well.
Passive windows are for all building types.
If you are remodeling an older home, passive windows can be used to lower your energy bill and your home's carbon footprint. Did you know that according to the High Performance Building Coalition - "Buildings use about 40% of the primary energy and 70% of the electricity here in the U.S." Why not lower it as much as you can – no matter what type of home you live in?
The bottom line – if you are looking for windows for your new or remodeled home. Passive windows will cut your energy bill down significantly as well as bring thermal comfort to a whole new level so you can live comfortably for years to come. Ready to learn more about Pella's Reserve windows? Contact our window professionals today. We'll walk you through the whole process so you can find the right passive window for your needs.
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