When Copper Pass apartments in eastern Sioux Falls opens in September, they will be the first of their kind in South Dakota. The structure will be the state’s first multi-family housing building designed to meet international Passive House standards —...
Ground has been broken on a first-of-its-kind urban agriculture-focused, solar-powered community, designed to combine an energy-efficient lifestyle with affordable housing. Hillside Center for Sustainable Living is a concept that fuses green living and low market prices for Newburyport, Mass., residents,...
Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer. The new, energy-efficient senior housing development brings 66 apartment...
Built to the rigorous Passive House design principles, the Weinberg Commons reduces energy consumption by more than 50%.
This course will review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built.
Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.
They are not only getting a-one-of-a-kind home built to their exact specifications and they are also getting the healthiest, most comfortable home on the market.
The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...
To serve the high performance home market, as well as the multifamily unit market, Bryant recently introduced low-capacity condensing furnaces. Bryant added models to its Preferred and Legacy families that are perfectly sized for the multi-family housing and the low-energy...
The hardware and track system is fully concealed, and the flush threshold is ADA compatible while being air, snow and watertight.
A typical Passive House uses 80 per cent less energy than standard practice.
Entries are open for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Housing Innovation Awards that show case homes that meet the most rigourous guidelines for high performance homes. Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office, recently issued this call for entries. Okay, you’ve done the hard part.
The Passive House concept originated in Europe as a way to dramatically reduce energy consumption.
Want to know more about high performance building? There's no better place to learn from the best than the 11th Annual North American Passive House Conference.
While North America leads, the zero net energy homes market is gaining momentum in Europe and Asia Pacific as well, according to a new report.
As more homes strive to meet Passive House and other tough building standards, whole house mechanical ventilation plays a larger role in delivering a comfortable, durable home.
A Passive House is the most stringent building energy standard in the world, and uses 80 percent less energy than conventional homes.
The Taft School residence in Watertown, Conn., was the first in the state to achieve the USGBC LEED BD+C for Homes Platinum certification using the new and more stringent version 4 rating criteria.
Buildings that meet the PHIUS+ standard use 60 to 80 percent less energy for heating and cooling compared to comparable conventional buildings.
A new apartment building in Innsbruck, Austria was the first of its kind to be certified as a Passive House Plus building.