The Passive House may cost more per square foot but a creative compact design does not have to cost more. Even at today’s energy prices a Passive House will have a lower lifetime cost of ownership. At higher energy prices the deal keeps getting better and a peace of mind from not having to worry about skyrocketing energy costs.
A Passive House is also built to last. The vapour open, super airtight thermal envelope system assures a long lasting structure. Maintenance costs are reduced and health is increased. Every Passive House must have a high performance balanced heat recovery ventilation system. This keeps you healthy, your heating costs down and your structure standing for decades (if not centuries) to come.
A Passive House will also be more comfortable with no cold drafts of extreme fluctuations in temperatures.