FAQ's, Passive House Basics Forbes: Passive House – Building The Efficient Home Of The Future April 6, 2023 Posted by Amber Doll 06 Apr People in the United States as well as many around the world are becoming more conscious of our dwindling resources and global warming. CA was the first State in the US to make solar panels on new houses a requirement; by January 1, 2020. Using energy created by the sun is a great solution. However before homeowners consider creating energy, they should build houses that need less energy. One of the standards that helps builders and architects to develop houses that need less energy is Passive House or Passivhaus.