Envelope and Details
Adding window net-energy calculations to a PHPP
By Ed May – 08/25/2019
Architect Magazine shares five examples of building assemblies that take a "both/and" approach to the problems of embodied and operational carbon emissions.
By Zachary Semke – 02/05/2020
Two Project Case Studies and the Lessons They Teach about Whole Building Envelope Air Leakage Testing
By Craig Stevenson – 10/31/2019
Passive House Canada launches course bundle with 50% discount for limited time.
By Passive House Canada – 03/30/2020
These 100 year old homes are on the cutting edge of energy efficiency - Passive House covered on CNN
By Passive House Accelerator – 06/18/2019
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity built a pair of townhomes to develop a cost-justified Passive House prototype design for future projects.
By Jordan Dentz – 03/26/2019
Designing Healthy Building Assemblies Using ThermaCork - Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Cork
Love cork but worried about using it for insulation? This article provides information about how to determine the right amount of cork for your home.
By Josh Palmer – 02/06/2020
A summary of potential efficiency gains for a mixed-use building, incorporating some best-practices and careful considerations while designing balconies.
By Bhakti Dave – 09/01/2020
After spending his career in Passive House design, Tim Eian is building his very own Passive House with an aim to bend the ear of local government.
By 475 High Performance Building Supply – 09/05/2019
475 takes a focused look at achieving Passive House levels of airtightness when undertaking historic masonry rowhouse retrofits.
By 475 High Performance Building Supply – 04/11/2019
Bad windows will ruin the best wall assemblies. But good windows can make run-of-the-mill wall assemblies good, and good wall assemblies great.
By Evan Anderson – 05/05/2020
The WUFI Passive software creates a powerful whole building performance report. Learn how to integrate this useful information into the design process.
By John Loercher – 02/20/2019
Just Your Typical Blower Door Test… in Sri Lanka – Star Garment Innovation Center
By Steven Winter Associates – 03/27/2019
All 3 Passive Houses used less energy than similarly sized homes built to the NYSECC. However, energy consumption was 24%-82% higher than predicted PHPP models.
By Jordan Dentz – 03/01/2019
Spread the News! PHMN (an NAPHN Chapter) are excited to offer the Certified Passive House Tradesperson Training in Minneapolis on Nov 12-16.
By North American Passive House Network – 10/03/2019
Partel's VARA FLUID, a smart liquid applied membrane, played a key role in moisture management within the building envelope.
By Hugh Whiriskey – 01/08/2021
This new 4-part series will help you identify and address challenges with building enclosure assembly design and detailing for Passive House projects.
By Passive House Canada – 10/23/2020
Diving into a detail of continuing an air barrier around an historic plaster crown and existing floorplates.
By Baxt Ingui Architects – 09/10/2019
Introduction of VRF Technology, Presented by Mitsubishi Electric
By New York Passive House – 11/09/2020
Latest and Greatest Airsealing & Vapor Control Envelope Solutions from 475
By New York Passive House – 08/03/2020
The story of 15 years supplying Passive House windows, shades and other building components to North America
By New York Passive House – 06/22/2020
This report describes how capital planning might be organized, code and regulatory barriers to pursuing retrofit, and important technical and market challenges.
By Building Energy Exchange – 11/26/2019
Sidewalk Labs is reimagining the built environment from the bottom up, from construction methods and materials to energy sourcing, management, and waste.
By Christian Bergland – 12/17/2019
The Power of Existing Buildings explains how to realize the potential of existing buildings and make them perform like new.
By Craig Stevenson – 08/10/2019
With our newest blog article "Ug, Uf, Uwhat?" we are hoping to make U-values a bit clearer to U!
By International Passive House Association – 08/05/2020
Video: Tim McDonald shares his experience completing Passive House Certified multifamily buildings in Pennsylvania.
By Andrew Michler – 10/28/2019
Linking PHPP calculated values back to a DesignPH Sketchup model for visualization and error checking
By Ed May – 07/01/2019