Passive Houses

Passive Houses


Passive House is a design standard that achieves thermal comfort with minimal heating and cooling. It achieves this by targeting the following design elements:

  • Insulation
  • Airtightness
  • Appropriate window and door design
  • Ventilation systems with heat recovery
  • Thermal bridges

As Structural Engineers, KUSCH is vital in your passive house design. Engaging with us early makes structural integrity and energy efficiency easier to achieve, as we help to rationalise the design, simplify the details and make it more cost-effective. 

These are ways in which KUSCH can add value to your passive house design:

  • Collaborating with architects to integrate passive design principles without compromising structural integrity
  • Minimise thermal bridging by reducing the use of steel members and smart detailing
  • Incorporating renewable energy systems like solar panels into the building’s structure
  • Facilitating avenues of proper ventilation and air circulation
  • Conducting analysis and calculations to optimize material usage and minimize environmental impact.