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A picture of the passive house, with specifications

A picture of the passive house, with specifications

Swedish wall construction

passive wall section from swedish home builder

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Energy Box is an earthquake-proof passive house built of cross-laminated timber

I recently have undertaken a building project with Brooklyn Cohousing following Passive House standards. My clients decided to pursue this course after carefully examining the affordability and predictability of energy usage with the Passive House option.

Brooklyn CoHousing Passive House Wall Section Image Credit: Levenson McDavid

The Scranton Passive House - first in north eastern Pennsylvania

Passive House is today’s most energy efficient building standard. Buildings that meet the Passive House standard use less energy than conventional buildings. A Passive House conserves energy by creating.

A PV system equals higher home values. That's the conclusion of researchers who looked at sales records of both solar and non-solar houses in eight states over a 14-year period in the most comprehensive study to date

A PV system equals higher home values. That's the conclusion of researchers who looked at sales records of both solar and non-solar houses in eight states over a period in the most comprehensive study to date

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The Passive House Build, Part 4: Framing for Efficiency - Fine Homebuilding Video

Double-stud walls and trusses create the ideal shell for an economical and efficient building

Concept of passive house  and its main requirements for design and construction.

Concept of passive house and its main requirements for design and construction. Even includes suggested specs for U and R values!

A BALANCE OF PRIORITIES. Katrin and Nic strove to create a home that was economical, sustainable, and energy efficient, and succeeded on all three counts. I-joist studs offer a fast and resource-efficient way to build the deep wall cavities called for in the the design. EPS, used liberally in this project, is one of the most affordable types of foam insulation, but it also is possibly the most environmentally friendly. The fiberglass that fills the walls and roof offers good R-values at a…

Passive House Shows That Energy Efficiency Can Be Affordable