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.

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Discomfort is felt when your body radiates heat to colder surfaces around you. This does not happen in a Passive House. Super-insulated building enclosure including high performance windows ensures comfortable interior conditions with no cold surfaces on the walls, floor, or roof. No temperature swings or drafts. The constant interior temperatures provide a new level of comfort – once you experience it you won’t go back.
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system delivering constant fresh filtrated air resulting in better indoor air quality, free of mold and lower levels of carbon dioxide, creating a healthy space to live.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure eliminates nearly all street noise when all windows and doors are closed. So you can get back to Netflix in peace and quiet.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure that’s thermal bridge free with controlled ventilation prevents condensation from forming on interior surfaces. A structure free of condensation damage will ensure an extraordinary service life.
Passive House buildings consume 75% to 90% less heating energy than conventional homes. Save money on your monthly expenses by reducing your energy consumption.
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