Collection by Heather Corcoran

What is a Passive House Anyway?


Whether you subscribe to the guidelines of Germany's Passivhaus Institut or you prefer PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) protocol, passive design principles are surprisingly simple. The philosophy looks back to traditional common-sense design moves such as considering the local climate and sunlight when siting a building and using thick insulation to reduce energy waste. Take a look at the following projects and primers for energy-efficient inspiration.

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