Passive House Guide

The Passive House construction standard is the most rigorous, energy-efficient set of performance-based building technologies currently available, centered on creating ultra-low-energy buildings that have a minimal ecological footprint. A philosophy that took root in the wake of the energy crisis in the 1970s and `80s, Passive House has gained considerable traction in our climate-conscious times.

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.Since the first Passive House was built in the Hudson Valley in 2010, architects, builders, and home buyers have embraced the technology, which will be further spurred on by the ambitious goals of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Upstate House’s second annual Passive House Guide, produced in partnership with the Passive House Alliance Hudson Valley, highlights the innovations of Passive House technology on the regional level, showcasing leading- edge architecture and building techniques.

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Passive House Guide