Highly efficient components at centre of 2015 Passive House Conference / PHI Press Release

Programme of international event available online – registration now open (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 19 December 2014) "Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House Standard enables every building owner to benefit from the energy revolution, with Certified Passive House Components ensuring cost-effectiveness. This basic concept will be the focus of the 2015 International Passive House Conference, held from 17 to 18 April 2015 in Leipzig. Over a hundred speakers from all…


Passive House Examples in Public Administration and Regulation

As the popularity of Passive House grows, more public agencies are acknowledging its utility and significance in their planning for a low-carbon future, and are officially incorporating Passive House references and terminology into there regulatory and administrative texts.   Some instances are dramatic mandates, such as building code requirements in Brussels Belgium; others are incentives, such as San Francisco’s option for an expedited planning process for Passive House buildings; while others are…


NYCEEC Closes Market-Leading Green Mortgage for Passive House Condominium Project

NYCEEC partners with BuildForward Capital and Urban Artisan to enable first Passive House condominium project in Manhattan.   NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --   "The New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC), a leading provider of clean energy and energy efficiency financing solutions, is providing a green mortgage to a new Passive House multifamily development in Harlem. Passive House is a voluntary international building standard that results in…


Number of certified Passive House square metres reaches one million mark / iPHA Press Release

Energy efficient construction standard now applied throughout the world (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 9 December 2014) "Darmstadt, Germany. Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House Standard. This autumn the number of square metres that have been certified internationally based on the highly efficient standard reached one million. The symbolic threshold was crossed with the certification of a detached house in Santa Cruz in California,…


Mamaroneck EnerPHit project

This terraced house was built for a private client in the Village of Mamaroneck. The building is a 2 story wood frame construction with a masonry basement and is oriented 32 Degree east of south. The building is a retrofit and extension of an existing build originally built in 1963 and received EnerPHit certification in April 2014. The entire retrofitted building is using the existing footprint and first floor framing…



Hudson Passive Project: a Passive House detached new build single family house.

The Hudson Passive Project is an energy conservation project, a prototype home-of-tomorrow that demonstrates the energy-saving potential of residential architecture. The house was designed by BarlisWedlick Architects LLC, built by Bill Stratton Building Company, and realized with the support of NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research Development Authority through the High Performance Energy Challenge. Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, about two hours north of New York City, The Hudson Passive Project is the first…


Orient Artist Point: a Passive House new build project.

"Artist Studio” (Orient/Long Island, USA), Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects (Photo Credit: Ty Cole Photography) This Artists’ Studio project on the north-fork of Long Island is one of the first projects in the United States to receive international PassiveHouse certification—meeting the rigorous building envelope and energy-use criteria established by the Standard. Each structure is clad in recycled, aged timber that conceals a double-wall insulation system that eliminates thermal bridging from interior to…


Tight House: a Passive House refurbishment

This Passive House retrofit is the first certified Passive House project in NYC and a winner in the 2014 International Passive House Design Awards. The retrofit adds a new rear facade, 3rd floor, and roof terrace. A continuous envelope of insulation, air tightness, and mitigated thermal bridges will reduce energy usage. Passive Houses consume approximately 90% less heat energy than the average home and 75% less energy overall.The project features…