Passive House Consulting

Passive House Consulting

In addition to complete design and design-build services, ACME Passive also offers consulting services related to energy modeling and Passive House potentialities. 

 

We can analyze a project at any stage in its life and provide detailed best practice strategies along the four primary tenets of the Passive House construction standard:

 

  • superinsulation and thermal-bridges

  • air- and wind-tight exterior envelope

  • ventilation and heat recovery

  • efficient windows and doors

  • solar optimization

 

Curious about doing a full Passive House retrofit of an existing building but aren't sure what it would entail?

 

Have a blank site and want to figure out the optimal size/shape/orientation of a potential new project?

 

Interested in discovering what incremental improvements can be made to your existing house to lower energy expenses and increase heating and cooling efficiency?

 

Live in a multi-unit building and worry there's nothing you can do about the lack of insulation and leaky walls?

 

Using a variety of tools, ACME Passive can help you address all of the above issues and anything in between.  Shading and solar studies establish the constraints and opportunities inherent with any potential project site.  Analysis of thermal bridges (spots where building materials transfer heat and cold from the exterior due to lack of proper insulation) in an existing building provides an inventory of critical details to address during potential remediation efforts.  Full parametric studies of existing and potential buildings can be employed to give a hyper-detailed, specific roadmap to full Passive House compliance.