Construction Phase Cost
Passive Houses are typically built with a slight cost premium compared to conventional buildings due to the higher quality planning and components required. Numerous Passive Houses built in Canada and US had a cost premium of only 8% to 11% on single-family house projects. The cost premium is lowered with larger buildings (0% to 5% for apartment buildings).
Design Phase Cost
The selection and quality of building enclosure components certainly influences investment costs, yet the determining factor for building as cost-effectively as possible often hinges on the design team’s experience. A partnership with Akira Living reinforces your team with a Building Enclosure Expert and a Certified Passive House Designer. Akira Living’s specialized experience on intelligent building enclosure design will save extensive time on research and development, and fast track your ability to deliver a successful Passive House, while minimizing cost and risk. Architectural Designers in collaboration with Akira Living’s specialized service will prove to expedite the design process and significantly lower soft costs for the Homeowner.
Want a Certified Passive House?
Building Certification is a stamp of quality assurance that a building meets the high-performance, comfort and hygiene requirements of the Passive House Standard. A PHI Certifier retained for a single-family home costs between $3,000-$5,000, depending on size and complexity. Learn more about the Certification process here.