Are you planning on building a new home in the near future? Chances are you’ve probably heard of the passive house NZ movement, or maybe even the German certification that originated the concept; Passivhaus.
But what is a passive home, and how does it compare to a green home, i.e. a house built following sustainable guidelines? Do you have to pick one or the other if you want to build ethically? We break down the details below.
Toby and Cat Tilsley