Passive House, Minergie, LEED Platinum – Karuna House in Yamhill County, Ore., has become the first in the world to claim all three certifications.
The Energy Box is largely built from cross-laminated timber, which sequesters carbon, conserves energy, and is said to be earthquake resistant.
Very carefully selected systems and building materials allowed the edifice to achieve the ultimate in energy-efficiency certification.
Passive house design and construction is all about flexibility. Find out how two Seattle companies collaborate to build a solar-heated structure on a lot full of shade trees.
The ancient technique of rammed-earth construction returned to Germany for the first time since the post-war 1950s era, with this renovated passive-solar farmhouse.
A vapor-permeable wood-based insulation product has entered the US market and found its way into new Passive Houses.
Off-grid in Central Alaska, this house is well designed to take care of all its energy needs.
Cold climates need especially warm, tight houses. Alaska just got one via this well designed Passive House.
Here’s a little help understanding differences among some of the competing standards for green building design.
Two outstanding small Passive Houses from the new book, The Greenest Home.