28 Jun '12, 12pm

Passive-House Dormitory Receives Certification: TerraHaus, North America’s first Passive-House Dormitory, has

TerraHaus, North America’s first Passive-House student dormitory located on the Unity College campus in Unity, Maine, has received official certification from the Passive House Institute U.S. TerraHaus was built by architecture and construction firm G•O Logic of Belfast, Maine. The firm followed stringent guidelines and fulfilled seven areas of documentation and testing to satisfy Passive House certification requirements. In three short months, TerraHaus was completed within budget, including all site redevelopment, construction and landscaping. Throughout the design and construction process, G•O Logic principals Matthew O’Malia and Alan Gibson worked with a committee of students, administrators and faculty studying and documenting the Passive House process in real time. Ten Unity students moved in last August, culminating months of immersion in the science and practice of...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94548-passive-house-dormit...

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