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Press Release 14 February 2024 Deep retrofit reduces heating energy consumption by more than 70 percent. Darmstadt/Germany. After a deep retrofit, a typical apartment block from the post-war era has become a model for energy-efficient buildings. The Passive House Institute conducted scientific monitoring of the project in Giessen, Germany, and has now published its research report. Read More


What a great day at New York Build Expo!

I had the pleasure and honor to be part of a panel of distinguished colleagues. The discussion's topic was "Healthy Sustainable Practices Addressing the Housing Crisis," and the conversation was deep and meaningful, spanning from global to local issues and solutions. I'm happy to have seen Passive House be a big part of the conversation. Thank you, Theodore Liebman, for moderating, and Allison Lane, Wendi Shafran, and Alexandra Donovan, for…


Decoding Efficiency: A Partel Perspective on New Government Guidelines for Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings

- Dara McGowan 1. Moisture Management in Traditional Buildings: A Critical Analysis Identifying driving rain as the largest single source of moisture for traditional buildings is extremely important. This is the elephant in the room when it comes to internal insulation approaches and has been highlighted as a concern by our technical team on numerous retrofit projects. While there are solutions to this problem, it is one that requires serious…


Energy guru says energy gap can be bridged

The experts tell us an energy gap looms. Fossil fuels are phasing out, and solar and wind power can’t produce enough electricity to meet the demand in coming decades. But that’s not the thinking of Amory Lovins, the 76-year-old co-founder of RMI, formerly the Rocky Mountain Institute in western Colorado. A Harvard and Oxford dropout who’s been called the “Einstein of Energy Efficiency, Lovins said recently: “If we do the…


Program – 27 International Passive House Conference 2024

The 27th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place in the beau­ti­ful city of Inns­bruck, Aus­tria, on 5 and 6 April 2024 at the "Tech­nik" cam­pus of the Leo­pold Fran­zens Uni­versity. Con­fer­en­ce par­ti­cipants fur­ther­more have the op­por­tun­ity to vis­it in­spir­ing Pass­ive House pro­jects in the Inns­bruck area on 7 April 2024 and to par­ti­cip­ate in ad­di­tion­al work­shops in the run-up to the con­fer­en­ce on 3 April 2024. Learn More >…


Sustainability Report: LEED or Passive House – Which One is Right for Your Building?

Choosing which sustainable certification to pursue for your building can be difficult. Most people in the construction industry are familiar with LEED, but there has been a lot of discussion recently regarding Passive House as well. How does LEED compare to Passive House? This article looks at these two certification pathways to help you decide which is best for your building. Read More


Updated Passive House Certification

In an era witnessing a growing global preference for sustainable living, the Passive House concept has emerged as a frontrunner, embodying a profound shift towards healthier and energy-efficient lifestyles. With an impressive count of over 41,600 certified units and a cumulative floor area of 3,866,000 m² adhering to the exacting standards set by the Passive House Institute, the movement is unmistakably on the rise. The Passive House database, a repository…


27th International Passive House Conference and Exhibition: Early bird offers extended!

The early bird offer for the 27th International Passive House Conference and Exhibition has been extended! Book your conference ticket and/or exhibition booth by 4 February 2024 to benefit from our special early bird offers! Naturally, you will get an iPHA discount as well! Ad­ap­ted to your in­di­vidu­al needs, we now also of­fer an ex­ten­ded range of stand op­tions at the Passive House Exhibition. Check out the updated exhibition sketch!…


2024 Design Trends at New York Build

Next month, Partner Julie Nelson will participate in a panel “Design Trends to Look Out for in 2024” at New York Build! 14 Feb, 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Participants will include Rosalind Tsang, New York City Studio Director – BDP; Julie Nelson, Partner at BKSK Architecture; Elena Koroleva, Design Manager – Studio by Tishman Speyer; Sierra Sharron, Senior Associate – COOKFOX; and Mark Mini, President – John Mini. Learn…



SENDERO VERDE PHASE II – Lottery ends Feb 9, 2024

Sendero Verde Phase II is a newly constructed 348-unit residential project in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, NY (Community Board 11). All units in the project will be subject to Rent stabilization. Project amenities include an outdoor terrace, fitness center, community room, computer room, bicycle storage, package lockers, free secure in-unit access to broadband internet, and on-site laundry. Apply Now


Morris Adjmi named 2023 Designer of the Year | ICFF

We are thrilled to announce that Morris Adjmi has been recognized as ICFF’s Designer of the Year! This is a tremendous honor for Morris and the entire MA team, whose collective passion and talent are at the heart of all that the firm has accomplished. Watch the interview below and visit the news release on ICFF's website to learn more. Read More