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EcoCraft Homes is Proud to be Pittsburgh's
First Passive House Certified Home Builder

Quite simply the Passive House standard is the most stringent building energy standard of energy efficiency on the planet. Buildings that meet this rigorous energy performance standard use 80 percent less energy than a conventional built structure, and provide superior air quality, improved durability, and extraordinary comfort.

There are five primary energy saving technologies that seperate a Certified Passive House from other construction methods. The greatest efficiency is attained by the combining: an airtight building envelope, high performance energy saving doors and windows, high efficiency mechanical energy recovery, a passive solar orientation, and thermal bridge free construction.

What is Passive House?

Quite simply the Passive House standard is the most stringent building energy standard of energy efficiency on the planet. Buildings that meet this rigorous energy performance standard use 80 percent less energy than a conventional built structure, and provide superior air quality, improved durability, and extraordinary comfort.


How do we get Passive House Certified?

  1. Airtight building envelope
  2. High efficiency performance windows & doors
  3. Mechanical ventilation with energy recovery
  4. Passive solar orientation and optimization
  5. Eliminate "thermal bridges"

Passive House Results

A home that’s heating demands can be met by a heater the size of a hair dryer!!!

"Passive building principles presents unique challenges to builders: superinsulation, air-tight envelopes, high-performance window installation, site management, component sourcing. In particular, superinsulation and airtightness present unique risks. Those who successfully complete PHIUS Certified Builders Training program covers not only craftsmanship, but also focuses on the risks and liability to the passive house contractor and guidance in both problem solving and (more importantly) problem avoidance."

- Katrin Klingenberg: Founder Passive House United States