Everyone talks about Net Zero and more and more people are talking about Passive House. Net Zero Energy Buildings: Passive House + Renewables demonstrates that the Passive House pathway is the best way to reach Net Zero. The international Passive House Standard makes extremely comfortable, durable, healthy and affordable buildings in a growing array of shapes and uses: apartments, schools, even a dental clinic. All use very little energy. By optimizing and lowering energy demand, these buildings become the most sensible Net Zero candidates.
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Over the last two years, architects and builders have scaled up and branched out, constructing the next generation of Passive House buildings, including large multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial buildings—and often at no or a very small cost premium. Find out how in this design primer aimed at developers, builders, and architects of zero- and near-zero-energy buildings.
From steamy Louisiana to snowy Wisconsin, and from Brooklyn brownstones to western Marin County bungalows, Passive Houses are being created in a wide range of climate and building types across the United States. Recreating the American Home: The Passive House Approach by Mary James showcases 10 recently constructed Passive House projects across the country.
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Homes for a Changing Climate: Passive Houses in the U.S. by Katrin Klingenberg, Mike Kernagis, and Mary James explains the Passive House approach and details nine pioneering U.S. projects from coast to coast.
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