Passive House Meets Net Zero – Zeroing In On Energy Efficiency

  If you missed Passive House Meets Net Zero, you still have a chance to listen to a recorded streaming of the event! This education event, co-hosted with Ontario Passive House Group, focused on Net Zero Energy Homes and Buildings. Participants learned about the work of the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Germany, which has spent the last few years tackling the question what does it mean to be "Net…


China’s first Passive House office building now certified

Press Release, Passive House Institute, 2 July 2015 China’s first Passive House office building now certified Local stakeholders turning increasingly to energy efficiency Darmstadt, Germany. The Passive House concept has reached yet another milestone in the growing market of China: The countries’ first office building designed to this highly energy efficient standard has been certified in the city of Zhuozhou. The building owner and occupant is the company Hebei Xinhua…



NY15PH: Passive House Conference Gains Momentum in New York

[caption id="attachment_4999" align="alignright" width="250"] Ken Levenson, Nilda Mesa, Josh Fox[/caption] New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s watershed report One City: Built to Last looks to Passive House standards to inform how New York might reach its goal of 80% carbon reductions by 2050.  In doing so it raised many questions: What might implementation look like?   What are the hurdles we see?  What are the opportunities? With over 450 participants, the 4th…


“Green Zones: Do Buyers Want Sustainable Buildings?” – Observer article

By Emily Nonko From the Observer:   [caption id="attachment_4922" align="alignright" width="300"] PHOTO CREDIT: Hayes Davidson[/caption] "Last winter, Carroll Gardens resident Laura Mackall didn’t turn the heat on in her home once. “We just didn’t need it,” she said, “And the house stayed between 68 and 70 degrees all winter.” Ms. Mackall lives in a four-story rowhouse that she retrofitted as a Passive House last year. She stumbled upon the notion,…