Tagged with passive buildings

Passive houses can be “affordable”

Passive houses can be “affordable”

In the 1980s, Canada was one of the pioneers in ambitiously efficient housing, with its R-2000 programme that was showcased globally. It certainly got a lot of attention at the International Energy Agency and in countries such as Russia, after the demise of the Soviet Union. After some lea years, it is good to see … Continue reading

The benefits from a passive house project in Oregon

The benefits from a passive house project in Oregon

Passive houses are gaining interest globally. There is a growing understanding that we have to seriously reduce our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in our buildings. Christine Serlin writes an excellent account on the Affording Housing Finance website about the benefits from a passive house project in Oregon.   Oregon Passive House Project Lowers … Continue reading

Momentum building for passive buildings

Momentum building for passive buildings

More and more we read about passive buildings. Also, the EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive calls for nearly zero energy buildings and they will soon be mandatory. Nicholas Falkoff writes a very good article on the Boston Agent Magazine website. It is good because it spreads awareness of the benefits. What do you think … Continue reading

The passive house concept is gaining acceptance

The passive house concept is gaining acceptance

As global temperatures reach record highs, developers of cool, energy-efficient houses are in demand. Paul Miles provides an excellent article in the Financial Times in advance of the the 20th International Passivhaus Conference that will take place on April 22 and 23 in Darmstadt, Germany.   Divine insulation: passivhaus architecture The period between 2011 and … Continue reading

Assessing the benefits of passive houses

Assessing the benefits of passive houses

Sheri Koones writes on AOL’s real estate pages on the growing trend towards passive houses. While it started in Europe, the interest is growing globally. The ‘Passive House’ Path to Extreme Energy Efficiency With the growing cost of fuel, increasingly stringent home construction codes, and scientific evidence that we must reduce CO2 emissions, many architects, … Continue reading