How I found Passive House
I have lived in many different homes.
What I consistently noticed was large fluctuations in the indoor temperatures.
I remember eating breakfast while literally leaning over the woodstove, trying to absorb as much heat as possible!
Or, reaching for the ice packs on a sweltering summer day...
I could tell how cold it was outside by how cold it was in the house in the morning, or how many times I stoked the fire at night.
The frost on the windows was so thick, it was impossible to see outside.
The woodpiles dwindled rapidly as the temperatures plummeted.
I thought: There must be a better way.
This is when I sought out solutions while visiting Scandinavia.
I thought: In a similar climate in Europe, they must have figured this out by now.
And I found out about Passive House.
This just seemed like a building method that made sense.
And changed my course in life, leading to my building of a Passive House.