BauTechnologies offers consulting services for designing and building projects to the Passive House Standard.
Modern, energy efficient homes in Europe are designed and built according to the Passive House standard, which results in substantial energy reductions, while improving indoor air quality and comfort. The design of a Passive House makes it possible to affordably reduce the home’s energy consumption by approximately 80% when compared to comparable homes. This is accomplished by capturing and recycling “free” heat generated from the use of electric and gas appliances and lighting.
Nabih Tahan recently completed a demonstration project of a remodel of an old bungalow according to the Passive House concept. Read a summary of this Grant Street project in Berkeley.
These services include consultations with existing component or modular factories, as well as on-site builders or investors interested in establishing new, modern, home building factories. (click to services)
In Austria and Germany, homes are manufactured in automated computerized factories, similar to the manufacturing of cars and computers, where the price and quality of the product can be guaranteed. Under a controlled environment, home building companies fabricate panels or modules using an integrated design and coordinated fabrication and erection process.BauTechnologies can assist companies in introducing these industrial methods and technologies to the housing industry, which promise to change the current practices of building and construction, and can result in buildings which perform better than comparable on-site built projects which are still dependent on antiquated technologies.