In this AudioPost we speak with Jay Wiederholt, President of Passive House Alliance Minnesota. Jay and I met at a lecture discussing the philosophy and implementation of Passive House design. I was excited to sit down and ask a few general questions explaining Passive House. Some questions included:
-Summarize ‘What is Passive House?’
-How/where did this idea start?
-Explain a few specifics that are critical to the philosophy.
-What things do people need to be aware of if they are interested in this type of project?
-Is there special training or documentation needed to have an ‘official’ Passive House?
-Always the tough question of costs and paybacks.
-How is this different from LEED?
For more information see Passive House Institute United States, Passive House Institute, National Advocacy Group and the International Advocacy Group.