Swegon Passive House Solutions

Swegon offers air handlers with heat and energy recovery, demand control ventilation dampers with controls, attenuating transfer grilles and draft-free diffusers and grilles as ventilation solutions to enhance the energy savings and occupant comfort in your Passive House building project.

Swegon Ventilation Products for Passive House

Passive House buildings require continuous ventilation and benefit from highly-efficient heat recovery air handlers that feature low energy consumption. Swegon’s GOLD RX Air Handling Unit is certified by third-party agencies in North America and Europe to give you confidence that your building’s ventilation system will perform as designed. GOLD always includes controls that are fully-functional when used alone, or when connected to a building management system. GOLD is our solution for projects designed to benefit from the centralized ventilation concept. For projects that benefit from decentralized ventilation strategies, Swegon offers CASA ventilation units.

More energy-savings and greater occupant comfort can be realized when demand-control ventilation (DCV) strategies are used in many buildings. Zone control provided by the REACT Control Damper will enable zones with three ventilation control modes: unoccupied mode for extra energy savings, occupied mode to meet code requirements and boost mode to increase the amount of air delivered to the zone. REACT Damper accessories also include standalone and networkable controls with sensors.

The elimination of ducts is a key strategy for saving air handler fan energy in Passive House buildings. Swegon offers a variety of sound-attenuating transfer grilles that allow for indirect ventilation, as air flows from zone to zone through interior walls and doors while maintaining occupant privacy.

Passive House occupants expect their buildings to be quiet, comfortable, and draft free. The CLA Compact Sound Attenuator is ideally suited for controlling system noise in the duct and crosstalk from nearby zones. Grille and diffuser selection is critical for minimizing energy-consuming duct pressure and preventing uncomfortable draft. Swegon’s KITE Plaque DiffuserLOCKZONE Swirl Diffuser, GTH and SDW Sidewall Grilles provide your project with the right combination of performance and appearance.

Whatever your Passive House building typology, Swegon has a ventilation solution for you!

Passive House Specifier Tools

Swegon’s unique DesignEdge service minimizes your risk, reduces the time required to achieve an optimal design and will give your clients confidence in your Passive House System design. When you provide us with a few pieces of information, we can deliver detailed product selections, project-specific product selections, guide specifications and more.

Passive House Reference Projects

Since our GOLD air handling unit was first certified by PHI (Passive House Institute) in 2013, Swegon has provided hundreds of PHI-certified air handlers around the world, including many in North America. We are proud to have partnered with Passive House design teams on residential, commercial office, hospitality, retail, industrial and educational building typologies across North America. Here are just a few of our Passive House reference projects:

Project Name

City & State/Province

Type of Project

New York NY

Mixed-use

New York NY

Multifamily Residential

New York NY

Mixed-use

New York NY

Multifamily Residential

New York NY

Multifamily Residential

Kelowna BC

Education

Hamilton ON

Multifamily Residential (retrofit)

Prince George BC

Industrial

Toronto ON

Education (retrofit)

Whistler BC

Multifamily Residential

Red Deer AB

Retail, Industrial

Langford BC

Commercial office

Ft St John BC

Multifamily Residential

New York NY

Multifamily Residential

New York NY

Multifamily Residential

New Haven CT

Multifamily Residential

Many other projects are in design and under construction and will appear on this list soon!

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Passive House Resources

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Passive House Continuing Education

Swegon offers continuing education on the topics of Passive House ventilation and comfort. A variety of courses are AIA-, GBCI, PHI- and/or Phius-approved.

Swegon Passive House Solutions Inquiry

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