‘Passive House’ Buildings Boast Climate & Health Perks. Why Aren’t There More of Them?

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“Passive house is an environmentally friendly international building standard that uses design elements like insulation, airtightness and heat recovery to consume less energy. By saving energy, buildings emit fewer greenhouse gasses and deliver lower utility bills. These constructions also boast superior air quality, producing a healthier environment for residents.

“People who live in affordable housing need to be able to reap those benefits,” said Shefali Sanghvi, Dattner Architects’ director of sustainability.”

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425 Grand Concourse, Location: Bronx NY, Architect: Dattner Architects