Homegrid, together with the Passive House Institute, was responsible for the implementation of the Passive House standard in Portugal.

The strategy was the following:

  1. Build the first certified building
  2. Monitor its performance
  3. Establish the Passivhaus Portugal Association – PHPT

These three steps were concluded in 2012.

Since 2013 Homegrid organized 7 annual conferences with the participation of more than 2000 participants.

Homegrid hosted dozens of official training courses with hundreds of trainees.

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Homegrid wants to be leader and to be recognized as a leader in developing solutions that attempt to nullify the cost of utilization of the buildings, by using systems that mimics and appropriates the free resources offered by Nature.

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We define new design and building strategies to induce positive effects in both people and environment. We do not intent to only reduce the bad effects, instead we intent to increase the positive ones. The goal is to develop buildings that produce oxygen, retain CO2, distil water, use solar energy as fuel, produce food, create microclimates, change along the seasons and are still beautiful architecture pieces.

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We offer an integrated and custom design-build service which aims to achieve the building’s independence in terms of energy needs, water consumption and food. We work through our network of partnerships established in Win/Win logic.

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A nossa equipa

João Marcelino

Certified Passive House Designer
Passive House Trainer
Passive House building Certifier

João Gavião

Certified Passive House Designer
Passive House Trainer

Ana Gamelas

Interior Designer
Certifier Passive House Tradesperson
Certified Passive House Designer