Passive Housing catches on in Christchurch
Harley Passive House built it’s first Certified Passive house in Fendalton 2015 and is keen to encourage interest in the energy-efficient housing option. Certified Passive Houses require both a design review ans post-construction testing to meet the international Passive House certification standard.
Manager Glenn Harley says the key features include a heat recovery ventilation system, well insulated wall and an airtight structure. The structure maintains indoor air temperatures of around 22 degrees year round.