PassivHaus

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Passive House US Introduces New PHIUS+ Certification

A new certification combining the Passive House standard with the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index might change the way Passive Houses are designed and built in the United States. According to Katrin Klingenberg, cofounder and executive director of Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS), the new standard, called PHIUS+, will make Passive House buildings more […]

Karuna House Plans to Test LEED, Passivhaus and Minergie-ECO Certification Compatibility

Oregon-based developer Hammer & Hand is currently working on the Karuna House, a project which aims to get certified for three of the most important “green” standards – LEED, Passivhaus and Minergie-P-ECO. Currently under construction in yamhill County, on a perch overlooking Willamette Valley,the Karuna House plans to “study to shed light on the ways […]

Homeowner Turns 1910 Farmhouse into the First Passive House in Idaho

Vic Webber, a former Navy pilot turned passive house design consultant, is working hard to turn his family’s 1910 farmhouse into the first passive house in the state of Idaho. From the outside, Vic Webber’s house in Fairfield, Idaho looks like any other farmhouse in the area, but on the inside it’s undergoing a serious […]