Superhouse is a Passive House Building Contractor situated in Galway, Ireland. Since starting in 2006 we have established ourselves as a leading Passive House builder by successfully delivering a wide range of quality energy efficient residential and commercial projects. Our team of highly skilled people bring over 20 years experience in Passive House Design, Passive House Construction, Building Energy Efficiency and Project Management. Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to deliver the highest quality work by fostering continuous training and development with an emphasis on Health and Safety.
What is a Passive House?
The term passive house refers to the rigorous, voluntary, Passivhaus standard for energy efficiency in a building. This voluntary standard was developed in Germany and is now commonly used all over Europe. Resulting in an ultra-low energy home that requires little energy for space heating or cooling, 90% lower then an average home. There are six main rules to building a passive house:
- Renewable Energy Source
- Excellent Draught Proofing
- Passive Solar Gain
- Heat Recovery and Ventilation
- Super Insulation