Renewable and Sustainable
"How to Save a Planet" and "Cleaning Up" are must-listens this week.
By Zachary Semke – 09/03/2020
Affordable Senior Housing + Passive House = Success! A great project by Think! Architecture and Design & great reporting by The Architects Newspaper.
By Passive House Accelerator – 05/31/2019
Derrick Tillman, CEO of Bridging the Gap explains how Passive House, RESET Air and Fitwel drive equitable development.
By Beth Eckenrode – 09/21/2020
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
Racusin addresses climate justice and the built environment, carbon drawdown, and alliances with agriculture and forestry for solution-making.
By Passive House Accelerator – 10/03/2019
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
If climate doomers opened their eyes to the real world solutions to the climate crisis right in front of us, like Passive House, maybe they'd feel better.
By Zachary Semke – 09/12/2019
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
Report forecasts warming of 2.4°C by 2100 unless we act decisively.
By Zachary Semke – 10/09/2019
Some food for thought the next time you’re specifying materials and thinking about the climate impact of your Passive House building.
By Zachary Semke – 09/26/2019
“From today, every building we build or retrofit to less than a Passivhaus standard locks us into a higher temperature future.”
By Passive House Accelerator – 10/09/2019
Colorado First Passive House Break Ground
By Andrew Michler – 10/15/2019
Our take: Passive House buildings can hasten a shift away from fossil fuels that Cramer already sees as unstoppable.
By Zachary Semke – 01/31/2020
Generate's Model-C uses cross-laminated timber to reduce embodied carbon and Passive House methodology to boost operational efficiency.
By Passive House Accelerator – 02/17/2020
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
International research on the global uptake of the Passive House Standard.
By Kate Nason – 02/18/2020
How "Green Zoning" can help lead us to a post-carbon, all-renewable energy future.
By Matt Hutchins – 02/17/2020
Lloyd Alter's insightful article, "In the face of climate change, our buildings need thermal resilience", published by Tree Hugger
By Lloyd Alter – 06/17/2019
On of a series of articles exploring the role architects, policymakers and the wider construction industry play in reducing the carbon footprint of our cities.
By Kate Nason – 06/09/2019
Dr. Feist shares insights about climate action, Passive House, and global sustainability.
By Zachary Semke – 04/01/2020
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
This Passive House and net-zero BC home is a wonderful example of how a super-efficient house can be cost-effective and beautiful, too!
By Rise – 04/27/2020
Katrin shares how passive house was a star at the Getting To Zero Forum & NY's Buildings of Excellence awards ceremony. She also describes the REALIZE project.
By Zachary Semke – 12/10/2019
NAPHC2019 Interview: PHIUS Executive Director Katrin Klingenberg and "The Profitable Blueprint for ZERO"
Katrin Klingenberg shares about NAPHC2019 and what to expect from speakers Jeremy Rifkin and Lisa Mallory.
By Zachary Semke – 12/06/2019
NAPHN’s Annual Conference + Expo, PASSIVE HOUSE 2020 – “Choose Your Future”, will take place in NYC on June 11 and 12.
By North American Passive House Network – 02/26/2020
This post will make the case for why Passive House practitioners should ditch natural gas, and go all electric.
By Josh Salinger – 08/07/2020
A primer on Passive House design and construction, its benefits and flexibility.
By Sheri Koones – 09/27/2019
Passive House has the potential to improve the services and results of an architectural practice while allowing the nature of the business to remain the same.
By Jordan Dentz – 04/09/2019
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
An approach to Open-Integrated Measurement and Verification
By Craig Stevenson – 07/17/2020
Sunset Towers: How Recommissioning Leads to Large Energy Savings
By Jeff Clarke-Janzen – 05/01/2020
With this week's Passive House conference, hosted by NAPHN, all eyes are on New York City. Read all about NYC's relationship with Passive House here.
By International Passive House Association – 06/26/2019
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
“The perception that zero energy buildings always cost more upfront and over the long term is a myth.”
By Passive House Accelerator – 09/18/2019
Climate solutions like Passive House are sitting right under our noses, ready to be adopted.
By Zachary Semke – 09/18/2019
None of this is rocket science. None of it requires new technology. None of it is expensive, or needn't be.
By Zachary Semke – 10/01/2019
The science tells us that together we can still secure a future where we all, especially our kids, can thrive.
By Zachary Semke – 09/20/2019