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This article was originally featured on our sister site MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE . Slideshow Affordable, Passive Apartment Complex View All 12 Photos > A 48-unit apartment complex in Brewer, Maine, has earned certification in the rigorous Passive House green building standard. At more than 54,000 square feet, the Village Centre Apartments project is one the largest Passive House building in New England and the second-largest in North America. The complex, which opened in May, brought much-needed workforce housing to the greater Bangor, Maine, area. The building's energy-efficient design will mean low energy bills for residents, an important component of affordable housing, says Alyssa Parker, director of commercial project management at Wright-Ryan, the project’s construction manager. In fact, Village Centre represents an emerging trend in affordable housing, Parker says. “Th...

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