Passive Progressive
Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit...
A Prefab Passive House Takes Root in the Catskills
Assembled in just two weeks, the idyllic retreat near Woodstock, New York, realizes a couple’s dream of rural living.
GO Home Takes the Passive House Approach to Prefab
It can take as little as two weeks to build one.
A New Jersey Neighborhood Gets a Gorgeous Passive House
With a client wish list including ample natural light, high ceilings, outdoor connection, and peak energy efficiency, Mowery...
A Progressive Melbourne Development Company Helps Facilitate an Exquisite Home Renovation
The BuildHer Collective, a development company whose aim is to empower women to tackle their own construction projects, teams up...
A Prescription For Passive
You’re probably not going to believe this story. But it’s true. All of what follows is true.
Passive Acceptance
Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.
Progressive Prefabs of Jean Prouvé
The pioneering designer’s metal homes set a model for future construction.
This Zero-Energy Passive Mobile Prefab Was Partially 3D Printed
A Ukranian company has recently launched the world's first autonomous mobile prefabricated homes.
An Engineer Builds the Net-Zero Passive House of His Dreams in West Vancouver
An engineer hires BattersbyHowat Architects to design the perfect Passive House on a hillside overlooking English Bay.
Escape to a Bio-Passive Vacation Refuge in a Bavarian Nature Park
Set in a nature park and beech forest in the small Bavarian town of Betzenstein, Germany, is a modern bio-passive vacation house...
A Passive House and “Sauna Tower” Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an...
This Passive House in Park City Just Hit the Market For $1.1M
This Park City Passive House offers both stunning design and stellar energy efficiency.
The Student Dorms in Australia’s Largest Passive House Building Are Surprisingly Swank
Community-focused and constructed with cross-laminated timber, Gillies Hall at Monash University perfectly marries student life...
A Sleek Australian Dwelling Keeps its Cool With Passive Design
Outside Melbourne, a light-filled residence with a private garden cuts a narrow figure to minimize solar impact.
Sustainable Living: Chicago’s First Certified Passive House
Take a tour through Chicago’s first passive house, built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC with the help of...
Passive Houses in Stockholm
Back in early 2008, we wrote about a new suburban development by Swedish architecture firm Smedshammar + Holmberg, which was...
How Does a Passive House Work?
Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.
This Net-Zero New York Passive House Teaches its Community to Build Green
This uber-green dwelling not only walks the walk, it talks the talk.
A Passive House in the Netherlands Embodies 5 Tips to Consider When Planning Your Own
This 2,500-square-foot Passive House was built using a panelized system—meaning the parts of the house were delivered from the...