The Carrick Library

Carrick will be North America’s first Passive House-certified library.

Wood Innovation Research Lab

The Masters of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) equips design and construction professionals with the knowledge needed to apply wood use, building science, and sustainable- design principles to future projects.

Passive House Under the Radar

On the gradient between splashy and subtle Passive House projects, Blackstone Apartments, a 19-unit affordable housing development in Portland, Maine, falls so far toward the subtle end as to fall off the graph completely.

Affordable Multifamily Housing in Cambridge

Can a multifamily Passive House building be constructed for the same cost as a code-built building? According to architect and Certified Passive House Consultant Michelle Apigian of ICON Architecture, the answer is a resounding Yes!

Mixed-Use Building Rises in Midtown Manhattan

This 24-story mixed-use building embodies the challenges and risks in developing an urban site with neighboring tall buildings, a tight zoning envelope, and a mid-block location with limited light, air, and access.

Nuthatch Hollow

Nuthatch Hollow is being designed to meet both the Passive House and the Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards.

Multifamily Moisture Control

Domestic moisture generation—moisture from human activity—is a major factor driving the humidity levels in our residential buildings, especially in superairtight Passive House construction.

California’s New Path to a Low-Carbon Future

In February of 2018, the city of Palo Alto released the groundbreaking report, Buildings Baseline Study and Roadmap for Zero Net Energy Buildings.

Flixo—A Learning Curve Worth Navigating

Flixo, two-dimensional thermal-modeling software that was recently developed in Europe, is relatively unknown in North America, but offers considerable promise for Passive House practitioners.

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Issue For those designing, renovating, building, or consulting on a Passive House project, the Spring 2018 issue of Passive House Buildings is essential reading, capturing the state of the art in Passive House developments in North America. From ever-larger Passive House high-rises to commercial-building retrofits to single-family homes...

North American Highlights 2017

North American Highlights 2017 The last ten years has seen a phenomenal growth in Passive House buildings, and in the community of practitioners and businesses supporting the construction of these buildings. Passive House Buildings: North American Highlights 2017 captures the most inspiring and thoughtful Passive House projects now being built...