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Passive House

Phius (Passive House Institute US) has updated its Passive House certification standards for 2021 onward—with net zero as the goal.

New building tech from Europe, like dynamic glass and flexible building skins, could gain wider adoption in our future. Here are some examples of sustainable techniques and technologies to keep an eye on.

Passive House design is energy-efficient, but may require a bit of extra planning. Here are nine resources to ensure you’re in the right hands when implementing Passive House principles in your own project.

The Catskill Project aims to deliver 90 acres of single family homes in “one of the most energy efficient residential developments in the Greater New York Area,” according to project leaders.

Ann Arbor new build meets PHIUS+ requirements and provides year-round comfort.

A New York firm shows that large-scale housing developments can be both sustainable and affordable.

The project team for a 28-unit multifamily complex selects a highly-efficient HVAC system to help achieve Passive House status.

Passive house design delivers energy efficiency by eschewing leaky houses and embracing airtight envelopes.