Qatar’s Passivhaus Proves Green Building Need Not Be Costly

Many people believe the Passive House Standard is only applicable in cool to cold regions. However the standard has also been applied successfully in hot and tropical climates and is therefore well suited to the varying Australian regions.

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Passive House in hot climates is a hot topic at the moment. Here in Australia, most of the country experiences some pretty warm weather, in many locales all year round. The most often asked question a Passive House practitioner hears Down Under: “doesn’t Passive House only apply to cold climates?”. The answer: a definitive and resounding NO.

Although there are no certified Passive House buildings in Australia just yet, there are many in the works. Word-of-mouth tells us there are 20 or more in all stages of design and construction, and perhaps even some that have been completed and in operation for years.

A recent article on a demonstration green building opened in Qatar this week shows us another example of a Passive House in a hot and demanding climate, and also proves that sustainability measures need not be economically onerous during the construction phase.

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