The Architectural Record recently took a peek under the hood of three Passive House projects. Beyond providing a wealth of details on the design elements of these projects, the article highlights how versatile the Passive House standard can be. It’s important to remember that the technique can be used for a myriad of project types, not just for single-family homes.
The first project in the article is the retrofit of a Brooklyn townhouse to comply with EnerPHit standards. The architect was Ryall Sheridan. Consultants on the project included Zero Energy Design, ADS Engineers, and the Levy Partnership.
The second project is Sendero Verde in East Harlem. This 752,000-square-foot new build was designed by Handel Architects. Steven Winter Associates served as consultant.
The third and final project to be focused on is Boston’s 201 Hamden, which relies on cross-laminated timber (CLT), which has recently attracted a lot of attention as a novel construction material because the wood stores carbon and avoids embodied carbon issues raised by traditional materials like steel and concrete. 201 Hamden was developed and designed by Placetailor. CLT expertise came from Cambridge-based Generate.
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