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  • 1. 01 Do Passive House buildings cost more? While Passive Houses may come at a slight cost premium due to the higher quality planning and components required, there are also many examples of Passive Houses built at or even below the costs of similar conventional buildings.The availability of affordable components certainly influences investment costs, yet the determining factor for building as cost-effectively as possible often hinges on intelligent design and, more generally, the design team’s experience. Those wanting to build a Passive House must thus carefully coordinate planning from the very start.While thicker insulation layers may cost a bit more due to the additional materials required, the related installation costs do not increase signifi- cantly.The costs of higher quality components can be at least partially offset by the reduced dimensions of Passive House heating and cooling systems. Over the long haul When combining investment costs with running costs over a building’s lifecycle, Passive House buildings usually come out on top, costing less than their conventional counterparts. Passive House thus make clear economic sense. Reduced energy use translates into lower bills and protection from future energy shocks, making occupancy affordable. The business case for Passive House becomes even clearer when financial incentives are taken into account, and several countries and municipalities now offer support for buildings built to the Passive House Standard. Many more are just beginning to include this standard in their subsidy schemes, a trend that is sure to continue. Contact your local authority or energy agency to find out about Passive House financial support available in your locale. Even without such financial support, however, reduced energy costs in Passive House buildings more than compensate for the additional investment costs over the lifetime of the building. When retrofitting as well, aiming for near Passive House efficiency pays off from the start: high quality, energy efficient renovation measures will yield benefits, both economic and otherwise, throughout the building’s lifespan. BASICINFORMATION A prudent investment Single family house I www.passivehouse-database.org ID 2413 I DUQUEYZAMORA Architects I Villanueva de Pría I Spain01 Do Passive House buildiningsgs ccost momorere?? While Passive Houses may comomee at a slight cost premium due to the higher quality planning aandnd components required, there are also many examples of Passssivivee Houses built at or even below the costs of similar conventntional buildings.The availability of affordable components certaininlyly influences investment costs, yet the determrminininingg fafactctoror fforor bbuiuildlding as cost-effectively as possible oftenen hinges on intelligegentnt ddesign and, more generally, the design teaeam’s experience. Those wantingg to build a Passiveve Housese must thus carefully coordinate plalanning from the verery start.WWhile thicker insulation layers may cosost a bit more due ttoo the addiditional materials required, the rerelalated installation ccosts do nonot increase signifi- cantly.The costs ofof higher quality cocompmponenents can be at least partially offset by ththee rereduced dimensioionsns off Passive House heating and cooling systemems.s. Over the long haul When combining investment costs with rrunning cososts over a building’s lifecycle, Passive House buildidings usuallyy come out on top, costing less than their conventitional countnterparts. Passive House thus make clear economic sensese. Reduced energy use translates into lower bills and protetection from future energy shocks, making occupancy affordable. The business case for Passive House becomes eveven clearer when financial incentives are taken into accocoununt, and several countries and municipalities now offer suppoport for buildings built to the Passive House Standard. Manyy more are just beginning to include this standard in theieirr subsidy schemes, a trend that is sure to continue. Contacactt your local authority or energy agency to find out about PaPassive House financial support available in your locale. Even without such financial ssupupport, however, reduced energy costs in Passive House bbuiuildldings more than compensate for the additional investmenentt costs over the lifetime of the building. When retrofitfittitingng as well, aiming for near Passive House efficficieiencncy pays off from the start: high quality, energy efficient renovation measures will yield benefits, both economic and otherwise, throughout the building’s lifespan. BASICINFORMATION Single family house I www.passivehouse-databaabase.org ID 24241313 I DUQUEYZAMORA Architects I Villanueva de Pría I Spain ©PassiveHouseInstituteandPassivhausDienstleistungGmbH