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Passive House – All About the Insides

Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 7, 2015. Image credit: Curbed.com Zondits recently attended an event on Passive House gut renovations hosted by the Building Energy Exchange. The presenters from Baxt Ingui architects showed a few case studies of recently renovated brownstones in Manhattan and Brooklyn landmark districts that incorporated Passive House standards in their process. […]

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Passive House Model Gets Active Upgrade

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 16, 2015. Image credit: blickpixel The passive house design movement toward ultra-efficient dwellings has been gaining popularity in the United States for years, and now it’s about to take a giant leap forward – a 250-foot leap straight up, actually. Cornell University’s Cornell Tech applied sciences division is building the world’s […]

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Housing Authorities Take an Interest in Certified Passive House Design

Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design for the Masses Dwell, May 3, 2015. Image credit: hkarchitects From the street, there is nothing about the Belfield Avenue Townhomes in North Philadelphia that gives the development away as a subsidized housing project. The modular edifice has a white-and-mint-green facade and solar arrays on the roof, and each […]