Incorporating Passive House Principles for an Addition
I’m planning a ~675 SF single-story addition to my 1500 SF single-story house. I would like to implement some of the passive house design principles specifically an air-tight envelope and conditioned attic. The existing house was traditionally built. I live in zone 4a. I understand my remodel will not function at the level of a passive house given it is connected a leaky, poorly insulated house, but I was hoping at least the addition would be a little more comfortable to live in and energy efficient. Is there any reason why I should not Frankenstein a passive-ish addition to my traditionally built house?
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