Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer. The new, energy-efficient senior housing development brings 66 apartment...

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Tenants this month will move into a six-story Vancouver apartment building designed to be so energy efficient, you could heat each bedroom with a 100-watt light bulb. Boasting 85 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, The Heights will be the largest...

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Built to the rigorous Passive House design principles, the Weinberg Commons reduces energy consumption by more than 50%.

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.

Vancouver on track to build world's tallest passive-house buildings

Vancouver on track to build world's tallest passive-house buildings

A rezoning application has been submitted to the city of Vancouver that would see the construction of a two-tower development giving off close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. The developers, Landa Global Properties and Asia Standard Americas, have submitted an...

Green organizations team to create more efficient, comfortable buildings

A new partnership aims to drive the development of more efficient and comfortable buildings in Australia, reports the Urban Developer. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), the Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) have...

A look inside 8 of 2016's coolest LEED projects

A look inside 8 of 2016's coolest LEED projects

As the leading green building rating system, LEED has always been in the forefront of the movement to create healthy places in which to live, learn, work and play. Worldwide, about 170,000 gross square meters of space is LEED-certified every day, according to the U.S.

Solar-powered SkyVille boasts deep-green public skypark

Solar-powered SkyVille boasts deep-green public skypark

Singapore just took a green leap forward with the SkyVille housing complex, uniting communities with an eco-friendly, un-gated design. Architecture firm WOHA included a public plaza and garden in the heart of the high-rise structure, demonstrating that “high density can...

Report tracking rapid growth of Passive House buildings in Canada

Report tracking rapid growth of Passive House buildings in Canada

Imagine living in a home so energy efficient that the utility bill could be slashed by up to 80 percent. That will be the reality for residents of low-carbon, ultra energy efficient buildings, such as The Heights, under construction in...

Apartment complex to be Vancouver's largest Passive House building

Apartment complex to be Vancouver's largest Passive House building

The rental building under construction at the corner of East Hastings and Skeena Street in Vancouver, Canada, looks similar to countless others being built around the city. But one detail, noted in small print on the promotional sign, calls attention...

Germany building world’s largest passive housing complex

Germany building world’s largest passive housing complex

The world’s biggest passive housing complex is under construction in German. The solar-powered Heidelberg Village designed by Frey Architekten will be comprised of 162 units and a host of sustainable features, including rooftop and vertical gardens, reports the website Inhabitat....

New York to have first passive apartment building

New York City soon will get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings, reports website Jetson Green. The entire seven-story complex in Harlem will measure 40,000 square feet.

Cornell University building world's largest Passive House structure

Cornell University building world's largest Passive House structure

The world’s largest and tallest high-rise building built to Passive House standards is coming to Roosevelt Island in New York, according to website Inhabitat. Commissioned by Cornell University for its new Cornell Tech Campus, the sustainability-focused residential tower designed by...

Can low-income housing be energy efficient, affordable?

Can low-income housing be energy efficient, affordable?

Improved energy efficiency has long been an option — and money-saver — for those who can afford the up-front costs. But, the close to five million American households that call some form of low-income housing home, usually renters in multifamily...

Save the date: 11th annual Passive House conference scheduled

Want to know more about high performance building? There's no better place to learn from the best than the 11th Annual North American Passive House Conference.

Work begins on Kansas City's first multifamily Passive House Institute-certified buildings

A new apartment complex going up in Kansas City’s River Market will use “greener than green” building techniques. The $62 million project is unique in its Passive House Institute-certified construction, a building method that is more energy efficient than the...

Tool takes PULSE of airtightness

The University of Nottingham in England has developed a test for measuring the airtightness of buildings to help eliminate drafts, improve energy efficiency and reduce heating bills. The PULSE test helps establish and minimize the infiltration rate of cold air...

Passive house design expands to multi-family dwellings

Passive house design expands to multi-family dwellings

After years of being only single-family homes, passive house buildings are growing to include multi-family units.

Passive House Institute unveils plus certification

Passive House Institute unveils plus certification

PHI uses new program to incorporate on-site renewable energy.

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