Standing at the leading edge of high performance building, the Passivhaus (Passive House) energy standard provides a proven methodology for designing buildings that consume 70-90% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional new construction. The Passivhaus approach favors design elegance over complex gadgetry, combining a relatively simple suite of off-the shelf building techniques, such as super-insulation, air tight and thermal bridge-free envelopes, high quality doors and windows and energy recovery ventilation, into cost-optimized low-load, high performance facilities.
The benefits of this approach are clear: superior thermal & acoustic performance (occupant comfort), constant supply of fresh air (healthy indoor spaces), durable building assemblies (low maintenance costs), and revolutionary energy performance (low operating costs) all for little or no cost premium.
Quantum Architects principal Adam Cohen (Certified Passive House Consultant), an internationally-recognized leader in Passivhaus design and construction, leads the firm’s application of Passivhaus building science and applied design standards.
The high performance design principles that the firm regularly
Quantum Architects’ projects routinely qualify for the highest levels of third party certification, including Passivhaus, LEED, Energy Star, Green Globes, etc.
In addition to superior energy performance, the firm’s projects also typically
include the following sustainable features: