Passive House Services

Design for Efficiency. Build for Durability. Plan for Comfort.

Passive House is the most stringent energy efficiency certification available. Yet it also offers extreme flexibility to the design team since certification is performance-based, rather than prescriptive. Involvement of a Certified Passive House Designer from the beginning of the process significantly increases the project team’s chances for success and can minimize the total cost.

Our Passive House Services Include:

Benefits of Certification:
  • Maximize the diligence and accountability of your design
  • Ensure building performance meets or exceeds expectations
  • Comply with available incentive programs
  • Increase property value through independent assessment

Passive House CertifierDid You Know:

SWA is one of two Passive House Certifiers located in the US!

Design Charrette: Half-day strategic planning session with the project team to review project goals, incentive program requirements, and strategies to achieve performance criteria and targets.

Modeling: An array of modeling services are utilized to review heating/cooling demand and load, as well as the primary energy consumption of the building(s). Our modeling capabilities include 3-D thermal, Passive House Analysis, daylighting, solar feasibility, moisture analysis, and net zero calculations.

Design Analysis: Review of architectural plans and specs during design development and provide suggestions for meeting air tightness requirements, efficiency levels, and mechanical system design.

Testing & Commissioning: SWA is equipped to provide all testing and verification services necessary for certification and to ensure systems are installed as specified.

On-Site Contractor Training: Ensure the whole team understands the level of quality and detail Passive House demands.

Certification Support: All specification, calculations, and testing results provided to certifying body.


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