27 Feb '15, 12pm

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark - See more at:

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark - See more at:

The Midori Haus in Santa Cruz, California. Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House standard. This past autumn, the number of square meters that have been certified internationally based on the highly efficient standard reached one million. The symbolic threshold was crossed with the certification of the Midori Haus in Santa Cruz, California. Almost 25 years after the construction of a prototype house in Darmstadt, tens of thousands of tenants and homeowners continue to benefit from the low heating costs and high level of comfort provided by Passive Houses—on almost all continents and in practically every climate zone. The Passive House Institute issued a special certificate for the refurbished building in California, noting the milestone achievement. The Midori Haus demonstrates that a 93-year old house can have extraordinary ener...

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