Taking ironic inspiration from the ocean, a Korean firm uses a sushi-like design to wrap a home environment in a passive, protective shroud to shield against the desert sun.
A new ice-skating rink using passive-house techniques has surfaced in the Belgian city of Liège that has green building advocates spouting as much praise as design critics.
Prefab construction and passive design have transformed a 1918 Barcelona row house into an efficient, modern home while reducing energy demand by 90 percent.
Oregon’s Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, currently being built with super-insulated walls and airtight windows, is expected to have energy bills that average just $50 per year.
Many passive green building strategies can soften the impact of natural disasters and make life more healthy and bearable for survivors during the recovery period.
Bensonwood Homes of New Hampshire has launched a line of prefabricated high performance homes designed to meet Passive House standards (and go net zero too).
The Autarkhome floating home currently docked in the Netherlands — powered by solar, and designed to Passive House standards — will now be mass-produced.
A former police station now serves as a safe house for victims of human trafficking, and is the Netherlands’ first large-scale Passive House retrofit.
The Ruby House by Brach Design Architecture makes use of a whole host of super-efficient green features to achieve the first Passive House certification in SLC.
A Northwest builder is now producing the high-performance doors required for Passive House certfication — usually imported from Europe — in Portland.