In 2020, Estata has become a member of Passive House Canada, a national non-profit professional association advocating for the Passive House high-performance building standard.
Climate change will be the biggest challenge of our generation. As homes and buildings consume up to 40 percent of the global energy demand and contribute up to 30 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, Estata has the responsibility to build better, more energy efficient homes. Ultra-low energy-consuming homes are a key piece of the puzzle towards a low-carbon future and buildings built to a Passive House standard (internationally known as Passivhaus) consume up to 90 percent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings.
The Passive House high-performance building standard is the only internationally recognized, proven, science-based energy standard in construction. The benefits of employing the Passive House standard include fine-tuned control over indoor air quality and temperature with simple to use and durable systems, making them extremely quiet and comfortable throughout the changing seasons. The reductions in operating costs quickly make up any additional costs associated with construction, and the reduced carbon emissions provide priceless peace of mind.
Passive House (Passivhaus) is at the foundation of Estata will strive to build better. Since Passive House is applicable to almost any building type or design, it will be the gold standard for the homes we build today with the goal of making it our standard way of building every home in the future.
For more information on Passive House Canada, please visit passivehousecanada.com