SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

“39% of the world’s carbon emissions are from construction and buildings.” ~ World Green Building Council.

It’s numbers like these that inspire us to do what we do.  Designing sustainably improves a building’s performance and increases the comfort of the people living in the building while reducing the impact the building has on the environment.

SUSTAINABILITY

“39% of the world’s carbon emissions are from construction and buildings.” ~ World Green Building Council.

It’s numbers like these that inspire us to do what we do.  Designing sustainably improves a building’s performance and increases the comfort of the people living in the building while reducing the impact the building has on the environment.

Sustainability

“39% of the world’s carbon emissions are from construction and buildings.” ~ World Green Building Council.

It’s numbers like these that inspire us to do what we do.  Designing sustainably improves a building’s performance and increases the comfort of the people living in the building while reducing the impact the building has on the environment.

Why Are We Active About Passive?

The building design team at GNAR Inc. strives to integrate elements of Passive House into every design we work on, this desire stems from wanting to build the most comfortable and healthy buildings that allow for long term cost and energy saving.  

Passive House Investment

The Passive House Investment

Will the long term savings offset my upfront investment?

When working with a certified Passive House professional an average incremental investment of 10% will achieve Passive House standards.  Buildings designed and built to Passive House standards are currently seeing an average reduction of 80-90% in annual heating/cooling costs based on today’s energy costs.

A Passive House Is a Comfortable Home

Consistent in-home temperatures
through cold winter and hot summer months are achieved through the
Passive House building standards.

A Passive House Is
About the Future

By designing a home that meets the Passive House standards you are choosing to lower your home’s carbon emissions today with the hopes of creating a better tomorrow.

A Passive House
Is An Investment

The extremely low running
costs associated with
operating a Passive House will quickly offset any additional upfront costs incurred.

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What Makes A House Net Zero?

Lots of Natural Light

A Passive House will be situated to
capture as much daylight as possible

Reduced Energy Loss

Realized by utilizing extra thick
insulation in the roof, walls and floors

Airtight Construction

Which allows for year round comfort
and consistent temperatures by
eliminating drafts

Reduced Energy
Consumption

A Passive House consumes up to 90% less energy than traditionally
built homes

Heat Recovery

Mechanical ventilation achieves highly
efficient heat recovery

High Performance
Windows

Window frames and glazing (triple pane) contribute to reduced energy loss