With so much talk about climate change and how it can and will impact on our lives in the long term, concepts like passive housing and general methods of being environmentally aware are becoming more and more popular. People want to take more of an active role in ensuring the longevity of the planet and one way to do that is to alter our way of living and how we consume every day energy.

Passive housing is said to use 90% less energy than “regular” housing but what does having a passive house actually mean? The guys at EZ Living have put together this infographic to explain the concept further to allow you to decide whether a passive house is something you definitely need!

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As you can tell, passive housing shifts the focus in energy savings right back to the basics of home design and can generate substantial benefits in the form of utility bill savings, possible rebates and even increase the value of your home.

If you enjoyed this post, have a look at our post on taking your home off grid the smart way or switching to solar – the start of off grid living.

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