Sustainable architecture vs Passivhaus concept

A sustainable building is the one that is respectful with the environment because it makes a correct use of materials, water and the energy that consumes.

Nowadays, consumerism and use and disposal seem to have taken over our lives, without considering the wear and tear on the planet’s resources, which are limited. Therefore, with construction, we must maximize the use of these resources by ensuring that each element from the design to execution is optimized to the maximum, thus reducing the carbon footprint left by buildings and the waste the generate in their process.

A sustainable construction must make a correct use of materials, as well as energy and water, while integrating social criteria that positively affect the community.

In relation to the Passivhaus concept, the Passivhaus standard refers to the energy efficiency of the building. Through the five points of the Passivhaus standard (tightness, thermal insulation, absence of thermal bridges, high-end carpentry, and controlled ventilation with heat recovery), high energy efficiency is achieved without the need to use specific construction materials.

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