Why Everyone Loves Passive House (and why you will too)

Passive House is quickly becoming a dominant method of construction in jurisdictions with advanced low-carbon building policy, thanks to its ability to reduce carbon emissions in buildings by 75-90%. And while Passive House is well-known for its substantial energy and carbon savings, there are numerous told and untold benefits. This blog explores some of these benefits: Read More



The House at Cornell Tech, Student Residence Tower

Project Highlights High performance, eco-friendly, urban building Tallest Passive House high-rise in the world at the time of completion Thermal breaks separated louvered HVAC rooms on each floor to isolate them from the conditioned interior Used to meet requirements for continuous insulation and reduce heat loss World’s Tallest Passive House Pushes Environmental Envelope with Help of Structural Thermal Breaks  Roosevelt Island, New York City – At 26 stories, The House at…


“If You Don’t Like Foam, Just Don’t Use It”

This is a post written by one of 475 High Performance Building Supply customer's and their first hand experience of building a high performance tiny house on wheels using 475 High Performance Building Supply product consulting and materials. "Hi everyone, My name is Carmine, I’m from Italy and since 2018 I’ve lived in New Hampshire with my wife Kyle. Over the last three years we designed and built a movable…


Interview with Eng. Heba Abdel-Halim: Women Driving the Passive House Industry

Women Driving the Passive House Industry is iPHA’s interview series to highlight the remarkable women working in the Passive House community. As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, the iPHA team interviewed a handful of the many women who’ve contributed substantially to the growth of the Passive House Standard around the world. Here’s our newest interview featuring Eng. Heba Abdel-Halim. Heba is a Certified Passive House Designer, Lecturer Assistant, and PhD.…


Natural gas and climate protection

Germany seems particularly affected by the necessity of reducing the consumption of Russian gas. There is a lot of talk about how exactly this has come about and who was responsible for this. Here I will only point out ways to quickly and effectively get out of the “double bind” situation which some commentators seem to see here: reducing dependence on natural gas and reducing CO2 emissions at the same…


Build Passive Homes Faster With These Materials and Techniques

With the United States having a goal of a net-zero economy by the year 2050, there has been an increased interest in the construction of passive homes. And while achieving the low energy standards for a passive house may seem like a lofty goal, it can be greatly facilitated by using the correct materials and construction techniques. To help in this regard, keep reading to find out 5 of the…


Here Is How Innovation Impacts The Construction Workforce Shortage Crisis

Dextall, a circular-economy construction technology company committed to empowering property owners, developers, and their partners to transform America’s built space, attacks the skilled labor issue head-on. Dextall’s digital system – capable of eliminating up to 24 months of project design coordination and construction inefficiencies – gives client stakeholders the advantage of end-to-end project cost analysis for the entire building lifecycle, starting with the earliest design stages that tap instantly into…



FERO engineers and manufactures Thermal Tie™ Masonry Connectors

FERO-Corp-Termal-Tie-May-2022-Updated Did you know FERO engineers and manufactures Thermal Tie™ Masonry Connectors? FERO’s Thermal Ties provide a structural thermal break for maximum energy efficient masonry, stone and granite veneer wall assemblies. For more information, contact FERO at ENGINEERING@FEROCORP.COM or at WWW.FEROCORP.COM. Read More >


Innovative Materials for Building a New Passive House

Innovative Materials for Building a New Passive House If you are reading this blog, you likely already know that a passive house is an ultra-low energy building that can reduce utility consumption by as much as 70% over standard construction types. And with society's increasing demands for becoming carbon-neutral, net-zero passive housing--the world’s highest standard in energy-efficient buildings, is drawing more and more interest from builders and developers.  If you…


The Impact Passive Housing Has on the Environment

The Impact Passive Housing Has on the Environment Passive housing has become an extraordinarily popular style of environmentalism that many are utilizing in their newest construction projects. This type of housing follows simple rules that guide construction to create a space that requires very little energy to heat or cool and is generally inexpensive to build or maintain.  Reducing the building's ecological footprint is the main goal, but it can…