In 1991, Austrian physicist Dr. Feist developed the Passivhaus (the German term) standard for houses and buildings that are heated and cooled through passive means, like solar panels, heat recovery air exchangers, hot water recovery, insulation, and more. This means there are no mechanical systems powering a Passive House building.
These buildings must reach multiple standards and use the 5 main principles to attain this goal. As a pre-certified Passive House building, Verdant is 90% more efficient than standard buildings while providing an inviting and comfortable place to live.
Thermal bridging is the movement of heat across a conductive material; in this case, the exterior wall. This is due to the law of physics called conduction, in which energy flows from warmer to colder areas.
Normally, this thermal bridge would be caused by heat escaping through the more conductive wood studs in an apartment or house, but using a consistent, high quality thermal envelope that is durable and robust can prevent this heat loss.