Passive House Construction

This passive house is under construction using EPS insulation as well as STYROFOAM™ brand foam from Universal Foam Products for under slab insulation and wall insulation. Homes are tested after being constructed to be certified as a passive house. This requires a well insulated shell, high quality windows and doors, and a special heating system.


Two inch EPS is attached to the outside of the superior walls using fasteners and foam adhesives. EPS starts at the bottom of the walls and continues to the top of the roof. In addition to R-7.2 insulation in the walls, this layer of EPS breaks the thermal bridging in the walls and roof panels creating a complete thermal envelope.

Read more at Arlington Passivehouse