South Dakota's first Passive House apartments to benefit low-income families

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 —...

Sustainable housing community takes shape in Mass.

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,...

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

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...

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Built to the rigorous Passive House design principles, the Weinberg Commons reduces energy consumption by more than 50%.

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for  Houses That Work

EEBA Seminar: High Performance Mechanicals for Houses That Work

This course will review the key building science concepts that have changed the way houses are built.

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

Prefab Passive House Features Super Roof

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.

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building 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...

Low Capacity Furnaces Aimed at High Performance Homes

Low Capacity Furnaces Aimed at High Performance Homes

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...

High Performance Windows Offer Panoramic Views

High Performance Windows Offer Panoramic Views

The hardware and track system is fully concealed, and the flush threshold is ADA compatible while being air, snow and watertight.

Australia Passive House Partnership Promotes Thermal Comfort

A typical Passive House uses 80 per cent less energy than standard practice.

Call for Entries to National Housing Innovation Awards

Call for Entries to National Housing Innovation Awards

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.

Window Maker Introduces Passive House Window Line

The Passive House concept originated in Europe as a way to dramatically reduce energy consumption.

Save the date: 11th annual Passive House conference scheduled

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.

Study: zero net energy homes expected to boom in North America

Study: zero net energy homes expected to boom in North America

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.

ERVs support Passive House brownstone retrofit

ERVs support Passive House brownstone retrofit

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.

Passive House in Scranton becomes the 112th certified in North America

Passive House in Scranton becomes the 112th certified in North America

A Passive House is the most stringent building energy standard in the world, and uses 80 percent less energy than conventional homes.

 Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

Classic-style faculty residence earns LEED Platinum, other green certifications

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.

 Grant will fund Passive House certified affordable housing development

Grant will fund Passive House certified affordable housing development

Buildings that meet the PHIUS+ standard use 60 to 80 percent less energy for heating and cooling compared to comparable conventional buildings.

First multi-story building certified to Passive House Plus with renewable energy

First multi-story building certified to Passive House Plus with renewable energy

A new apartment building in Innsbruck, Austria was the first of its kind to be certified as a Passive House Plus building.

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