Homebuilders are responding to interest in the marketplace for smaller yet still high quality, high performance homes.
A new entrant in the high-performance window markets is bringing a European flair to the U.S. market.
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.
The Mamaroneck Passive House won the Urban Green Council`s Power to the People award for the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.
Eco Village, the largest passive house development in the U.S. is adding 40 units that will meet the Passive House standard.
Because the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be built to Passive House standards, the heating and cooling demand will be minimal.
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.
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.
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.
An extensive remodeling job on a 1920s home in an Atlanta suburb could be Georgia's first Passive House project.
In multiple studies across the U.S., homebuyers paid 10% to 14% more for homes with green certifications over comparable homes.
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.
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.
The Viridescent House, the first net-positive building in Maine, will actually produce twice as much energy as it uses.
The Passive House Planning Package energy modeling software version has been released for the American market in local inch pound units.
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...
One of the key features in a Passive House design is the high-performance windows. But Not just any old windows will do.
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.
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...
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...