New Denver developments feature smaller, high performance homes

New Denver developments feature smaller, high performance homes

Homebuilders are responding to interest in the marketplace for smaller yet still high quality, high performance homes.

New line of high performance windows offers Passive House option

New line of high performance windows offers Passive House option

A new entrant in the high-performance window markets is bringing a European flair to the U.S. market.

 Canadian Passive House Institute launches new program to meet demand

Canadian Passive House Institute launches new program to meet demand

Canadian Passive House Institute West (CanPHI West) will start a new education program designed to meet the growing interest in the international Passive House building standard and increase the number of trained building industry professionals in Canada.

Passive House remodeling project wins award for reduced energy use

Passive House remodeling project wins award for reduced energy use

The Mamaroneck Passive House won the Urban Green Council`s Power to the People award for the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.

Net zero development uses high performance windows

Net zero development uses high performance windows

Eco Village, the largest passive house development in the U.S. is adding 40 units that will meet the Passive House standard.

High performance home designed for ductless mini splits

High performance home designed for ductless mini splits

Because the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be built to Passive House standards, the heating and cooling demand will be minimal.

Net positive Passive House opens in Maine

Net positive Passive House opens in Maine

The Viridescent House, the first net-positive Passive House in Maine, opened as part of a $10-$15 million investment TideSmart Global is making in its sustainable campus.

New US Passive House Standard debuts

New US Passive House Standard debuts

Originally developed in Germany, the Passive House building standard has been gaining ground in North America, but many building professionals felt it did not offer enough flexibility for the diverse climate zones.

PHIUS to launch North American passive building standard

PHIUS to launch North American passive building standard

To adapt the European Passive House standard to North American markets, PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) will launch the new PHIUS+ 2015 passive building standard.

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

Deep green remodeling project aims for Passive House certification

An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.

Will you pay more for home with a green certification?

Will you pay more for home with a green certification?

In multiple studies across the U.S., homebuyers paid 10% to 14% more for homes with green certifications over comparable homes.

New York City to cut carbon emissions with Passive House standards

New York City to cut carbon emissions with Passive House standards

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new plan to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city buildings by 2050 relies on Passive House as a guiding standard for new construction and existing building renovation.

New Passive House Standard will debut in 2015

Renewable resources will be part of the new Passive House Standards introduced by Dr. Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute of Darmstadt, Germany, The North American Passive House Network said.

 First Maine Net Positive house will also earn Passive House rating

First Maine Net Positive house will also earn Passive House rating

The Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine, will actually produce twice as much energy as it uses.

Passive House modeling tool available for USA market

The Passive House Planning Package energy modeling software version has been released for the American market in local inch pound units.

Timber home builder adopts Passive House approach

Timber home builder adopts Passive House approach

Long- time timber home builder New Energy Works will include Passive House principals in the design and construction phases of new homes. Brad Hall, construction project manager at New Energy Works, recently became certified in Passive House Basics with a...

Euro-style windows gain Passive House certification

Euro-style windows gain Passive House certification

One of the key features in a Passive House design is the high-performance windows. But Not just any old windows will do.

First Passive House in Indiana earns certification

First Passive House in Indiana earns certification

It’s been a long, record-setting winter: thick ice, piles of snow and sky-high energy bills. Now imagine little to no bills all winter, or any other time of the year.

Builder delivers Passive House project at the same price as conventional construction

Builder delivers Passive House project at the same price as conventional construction

Any skilled contractor with a big enough budget can build an amazing energy-efficient home. But few builders have been able to do it for the same cost as conventional construction. A recent article in the Roanoke Times chronicles how Adam...

High performance homebuilders face financing challenges

The real estate and mortgage industries seem to lag in valuing high performance homes such as those built to Passive House standards to provide financing for homeowners. One couple in Minneapolis told the Star Tribune about their difficulties. Tarek and...

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