24 Apr '12, 12pm

Affordable Passive House in steel city cost 12% more than low end housing

Action-Housing, an affordable-housing developer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently celebrated the opening of Pittsburgh Green House , a 110-year-old home that has been renovated to serve as a training facility for weatherization and residential construction contractors. Co-created by Phipps Conservatory and the Green Building Alliance , Pittsburgh Green House dovetails with Action-Housing’s mission as a weatherization services provider. (The group has weatherized the homes of more than 39,000 low-income families since 1982.) The house also demonstrates Action-Housing's commitment to develop techniques for building affordable, energy-efficient homes. Sidestepping renewables Action-Housing is not only involved in renovation projects, however; the group also tackles new construction. The developer broke ground this month on a two-story, three-bedroom house in Pittsburgh’s ...

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