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Passivhaus in Austin’s Climate?

I’ve been learning and hearing more about Passivhaus standards alot these days.  The quick definition of Passivhaus is a building that uses little or no energy to heat/cool itself.  This is generally achieved through maximum insulation and tight air sealing.  This movement started in Germany, but it’s gaining traction in the US.  However, most of the buildings built to this standard are built in heating dominated climates.  I can’t stress enough how building a house in hot/humid Austin, TX differs from building in a Northern climate.  I ran across this article on Greenbuildingadvisor.com and thought I’d share the link.   I’m not convinced that this method works well in our climate but once you read the article I’d love to hear your thoughts.  -Matt Risinger