16 Jan '14, 3am

An Active Market for Passive Houses? Three Recent Projects Showcase the Potential.

An Active Market for Passive Houses? Three Recent Projects Showcase the Potential.

Passive House certification may currently be considered an outlier among green building standards in the United States, but could that change? In Europe, nearly 30,000 certified homes (under the Passivhaus standard) have already been built, and the City of Brussels is rewriting building codes to mirror these standards. So if this movement is taking Europe by storm, where is it stateside? Here is a taste of the Passive House landscape in the U.S., with a snapshot of recently completed certified projects. Consider it a teaser of what might be next. This Builders’ Choice Award winner impressed the jury for the 2013 competition with its ultra-insulated building shell, customary of Passive House designs. NK Architects’ design defied the common belief that increased square footage is synonymous with energy waste, considering the 2,700 square foot home effortlessly maintains a 69...

Full article: http://www.ecobuildingpulse.com/passive-design/an-active-...

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What Is Passive House? : Passive House Alliance

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