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How #AffordableHousing is driving #PassiveDesign: #C3Prefab #SquareRootArch #WhyNotInSpringfield...

How #AffordableHousing is driving #PassiveDesign: #C3Prefab #SquareRootArch #WhyNotInSpringfield...

Despite winnowing energy consumption by up to 80 percent, passive design is often seen as an added—and untenable—first cost to building developers. Now, one market sector is getting a boost to make the investment more palatable: affordable housing. Thanks to a movement that originated in Pennsylvania, many states are now offering tax credits and incentives to encourage the construction of buildings that are in compliance with the Passive House performance standard developed by the German-based Passivhaus Institut and adapted to the United States market by the

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