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A Passive House Movement Grows in Brooklyn

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 28, 2013 01:01 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Sep 25, 2013

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions A three-unit condominium project under construction in Brooklyn is one of many Passive House projects that are springing up in the Borough The unit on the right, constructed of ICFs, is expected to achieve Passive House certification Photo Credit: Alex Wilson I was in New York City over the weekend where I spoke at the  Annual Meeting  of the  Northeast Sustainable Energy Association . What I most relished about the trip was an opportunity to explore a new infill housing project in Brooklyn that’s being built to Passive House standards and may well achieve net-zero-energy performance. Passive House is a certification system  that originated in Germany and has been picking up steam over the past few years in North America. To achieve certification, buildings must have modeled energy performance that does not exceed a very stringent limit for heating and cooling as well as total annual primary energy consumption below a specified threshold. read more






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