Choosing passive house windows
When choosing windows for your eco-build or PassivHaus certified project you will need to look into air-tightness, insulating properties of the window system, solar gain and of course the design of the windows.
Idealcombi windows and doors are popular among self-builders pursuing an energy efficient home. Especially the relatively new outward opening Frame IC and Nation IC with triple glazing is a popular choice along with the contemporary Futura+i triple glazed inward opening windows as seen in The Old Water Tower project.
All three window systems have one thing in common - sealant can be applied to the front of the frame, allowing for a very airtight seal.
Outward opening "frameless" passive house windows?
Even with a “frameless” window system as the Idealcombi Futura+ you get u-values from just 0.74 W/m²K for a European standard size window – and as low a 0.59 W/m²K for a large fixed light.
This is well under the recommended average u-value of 0.80 W/m²K for passive house windows.
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PassivHaus explained in 90 sec
Watch the video below to learn how a passive house works and what you should consider when building an energy efficient home.
Even if you are not going for the passive house certificate on your house, you can benefit from building to a passive house standard.
Passive house certified windows
If you are aiming for a PassivHaus certified build – Idealcombi can supply all the necessary values to get your project certified. We will even work directly with your passive house consultant to ensure a great result.
You do not need to choose certified PassivHaus windows to achieve a passive house certified build – as long as you meet the required performance values you are good to go.
If you have any questions about your passive house project we are always happy to help.