The comfort and radical energy savings offered by Passivhaus buildings are strong incentives to build to the standard, but what are the cost implications?
The following links are to research and articles which attempt to explore this question. We will add more, as research develops further.
The cost of building passive – article by Kate de Selincourt in Passsive House+ magazine, 2013
‘A comparative study of the cost of Passivhaus in the UK’ – student research paper by Architectural Technologist Daniel Owen, commended in the Excellence in Architectural Technology (Report) award category at CIAT national awards ceremony, December 2014
Whole life costs of a Passivhaus – Encraft technical paper. February 2014. The study by Encraft’s Building Physics Team shows that whole life costs of houses built to Passivhaus standards can be 2-5% lower than traditional construction methods, even accounting for slightly higher build costs.
Does it cost more to build a Passivhaus? – House Planning Help podcast with Chris Parsons of Parsons + Whitley Architects
Are Passive Houses cost-effective? Passipedia resources
What did the Denby Dale Passivhaus cost? – link to breakdown of costs on our cavity wall Passivhaus project
5 Excuses for Not doing Passivhaus – Elrond Burrell blog de-bunking some of the myths around Passivhaus including the one that ‘Passivhaus costs too much!’
Passivhaus Capital Cost Research Project – Passivhaus Trust 2015 – Research comparing m2 costs of different Passivhaus build types