PHWPA held it’s Wall assembly throw down on June 1st, 2016. Passive House doesn’t tell you HOW to reach it’s energy target it just tells you to hit 4.75 kbtu/per sf per year for heating and cooling. Passive House is performance based standard; it is not prescriptive. That means there are a variety of paths […]
The Passive House design movement has been the most effective design approach to reducing building energy use for over 25 years around the globe. Although Passive House design began in residential buildings, it is now widely used in many other building types including offices, hotels, libraries, museums, and schools. The passive building strategies developed by […]
Marc Rosenbaum of energysmiths, posted thoughts on his blog, Thriving on Low Carbon, regarding modifications to the Passive House standard in areas (like New England) that face higher heating or cooling demands than are typically found in a European climate zone. Follow the link to check out the post and the proposed amendment by Marc.
Learning about Passive House has opened up a new world for many in our group. Delving deeply into the ideas that Passive House offers in making low energy buildings has brought us a whole new set of contacts and friends. Going to the Passive House events reminds one of the early days of conferences for […]