The passive house construction standard is the most rigorous, energy-efficient set of performance-based building technologies currently available. And interest in these resilient, healthy, comfortable, and eco- friendly homes is rising.
The Passive House concept—which can reduce heating and cooling energy consumption of buildings by up to 90 percent—represents today’s most compelling option for counteracting climate change in the built environment.
This guide, produced in partnership with the Passive House Alliance Hudson Valley, highlights the innovations of Passive House technology, pairing regional examples of passive house construction and local experts with leading-edge architecture and building techniques. Read about the Passive House Guide’s 2021 sponsors.