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B.C.’s Energy Step Code: Driving Market Transformation

In 2017, British Columbia introduced the B.C. Energy Step Code—what might be North America’s most innovative beyond-code standard for energy efficiency.

Chicago’s (and Illinois’) First EnerPHIT

When Mike Conners of Kenwood Construction Services, Incorporated, bought a foreclosed house in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, it was in pretty bad shape—and now it’s a net zero building.

Sol Lux Alpha—Carbon-Neutral Nanogrid

Sol Lux Alpha is the first Passive House certified multiunit nanogrid development in the United States. A nanogrid is a self-contained energy system that is islandable from the grid.

Nuthatch Hollow

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

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.

From Small to Extra Large: Passive House Rising to New Heights

From Small to Extra Large: Passive House Rising to New Heights New York Passive House 2018 Mayor Bill de Blasio has called climate change “the challenge of our generation,” and New York City has...