The Passive Building standard is a purely computational model based exclusively on the principles of bioclimatic design, principles of physics and energy efficiency of the building and therefore has no specific construction methods. Because of this, each building can and should be adjusted according to the climate.

Since the composite manufacturing to heavy prefabrication, architects, following principles of bioclimatic design are free to create whatever kind of Passive Building desire. The standard is used more and more often and in other buildings such as schools, public buildings, factories and hotels. Equally important is the implementation of the standard in renovations of existing buildings with certified EnerPHit methodology.

In the last 20 years, the Passive Building has become extremely popular in many countries. * More than 37,000 Passive Houses have been built worldwide, the Toronto frozen until warm Jakarta and many are certified by the strict criteria of the German Institute for Building liabilities. These numbers are increasing not only because of the exceptional advantages of Passive Construction and universally acknowledged because of its flexibility.

The first passive houses in Greece have appeared in 2012 them.

* Based on data in early 2012

Source: www.eipak.org