30 Jun '14, 7pm

Multi-Family Passive Building: The Next Frontier Is Here! | The Klingenblog

Multi-Family Passive Building: The Next Frontier Is Here! | The Klingenblog

An underlying theme of these multi-family projects is that they are being built at little to no additional cost compared to a conventional building. The passive house community has discovered and implemented the economics of multi-family passive building. Larger buildings have a geometric advantage — increased ratio of floor area to envelope area relative to single family homes. This means more habitable space, and less envelope area to worry about transmission losses/gains. There are big incentives to invest in the envelope and cut out the large, expensive mechanical systems.

Full article: http://passivehouse.us/blog/?p=971

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