Sure living green sounds good, but you wouldn’t believe what you can’t do in a Passive House. You can’t rock out to your neighbour’s tunes or enjoy the sound of their children yelling in the morning. You can forget drawing smiley faces on fogged windows with your own children (you are going to have to use paper from now on). Out of room in your freezer? No more using the side door as an impromptu cold-storage (try the car trunk). Got a cat? Well your nose won’t be the one telling you to change the litter box anymore (do it with the compost?). Even the festivities take a beating in a Passive House, as you can no longer use icicles on the eaves of the roof as holiday decorations. #youcantdothatinapassivehouse is right!
Peace and quiet When it comes to sound and the party next door the benefits of more insulation and thicker walls in a Passive House is peace and quiet. While toasty inside you can close your windows and the world outside will melt away! Your mechanical system need only be a fraction of the size so it will not disturb you. Just remember to close the blinds. Your neighbours may not hear you but they still have eyes.
Smells good With quality filters and efficient heat exchanger the continuous gentle breeze of fresh tempered air invigorates your house expelling an equal amount of stale air away. This leaves a fresh smell and no humidity problems. You will have to keep a schedule for the garbage, compost, and kitty litter disposal because the nose won’t know.