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New ‘Passive’ Houses Offer Homebuilders A Sustainable Alternative

By Brian Spaen

With the high cost of building houses and renting in bigger cities, people are looking for cheaper alternatives. Passive houses could finally be the answer with how little it takes to maintain them, how cheaply they can be constructed, and the fact they can reduce home energy use up to 90 percent. They also limit many issues traditional houses face over time like gradual degradation, mold, stains, and potential water damage. 

Perhaps one of the biggest improvements of a passive home is the ability to keep constant temperature. Instead of needing to deal with adapting the house to weather changes outside, it has the ability to stay at a comfortable 68 to 72 degrees all year around. It’s done by completely shutting out any air that could get into traditionally built houses and uses stronger insulation. 

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