Energy Costs Choice

The Energy Costs Choice tool is an interactive tool that will help change the way people perceive energy and repair costs, removing an important barrier to opting for a passive or high performance home. 

Every year thousands of potential home buyers meet with an architect or builder to discuss their plans to build a home. During these meetings the home buyers are often presented a choice between building a conventional home or a zero energy “climate safe” home.

This decision is an important one: the choice of a conventional home will result, on average, in 2.6 millions pounds of CO₂ emissions from heating alone whereas for a Passive House building the number is closer to zero. 

We estimate that the Energy Costs Choice program will result in the construction of about 2,000 high performance homes each year.

That’s an annual impact of 5.2 billion pounds of CO₂ each year!

Giving $100 can help us reduce emissions by 2.6 million pounds!


2.6 Million Pounds Of CO From One Decision