Breakthough Construction: Passive Homes Go Prefab

Breakthough Construction: Passive Homes Go Prefab

When Elizabeth Scott ordered a new energy-efficient home for her property in rural Guilderland, New York, a factory in Searsmont, Maine that manufactures passive house components  went to work. Ecocor High Performance Buildings, a construction firm that designs, manufacturers, delivers and assembles passive house parts … Read more…

Passive-House High-Rise to be Airtight

Passive-House High-Rise to be Airtight

Cornell University is building a Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island that will include a Passive-House, high-rise dorm building. The Passive-House designation is set by Germany’s Passive House Institute and is only bestowed on super-energy efficient buildings. To achieve Passive House standards, … Read more…

Viennese Office Tower Achieves ‘Passive House’ Certification

Viennese Office Tower Achieves ‘Passive House’ Certification

An office tower in Vienna, Austria, has achieved the Passive House Standard, an energy efficiency building standard in Europe. The high-rise building, home to 900 employees of the Austrian Raiffeisen- Holding Group, features superior indoor air quality and minimal energy consumption. The building’s energy is … Read more…

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