Climate-Conscious Building: Low Carbon Construction

Passive House Buildings has chosen to focus this issue on the increasing importance of embodied carbon in the building sector. As buildings become more energy efficient, the contribution of a building’s embodied carbon to its overall emissions grows. The ambitious projects featured in this fall issue showcase the tactics needed to cut these emissions, including choosing materials that sequester carbon and minimizing waste through prefabrication. And in further efforts to…

Passive House Buildings in Canada: Transforming How We Build

Passive House has taken root in Canada! Passive House Buildings in Canada: Transforming How We Build showcases more than 50 outstanding projects of every type and size. From British Columbia to Nova Scotia designers, builders, and consultants are relying on the Passive House approach to deliver highly efficient and comfortable commercial, institutional, and residential buildings. Company headquarters, community housing retrofits, student dorms with commercial kitchens, stunning single-family homes—the range of building…

Passive House Northwest

PHnw is proud of not only the quantity of local passive buildings, but their diversity too, in both size and locale: from small single-family homes to a growing list of multifamily projects, and from southern Oregon to the San Juans and over to eastern Washington. This book demonstrates beautifully the strong drive here in the Pacific Northwest to create better buildings.

Climate-Conscious Building: Bringing the Future to Now

Spring brings continued growth in the Passive House market, from exemplary projects to exquisitely tailored products to prefabricated assemblies. Our “Prefabricated and Factory Built” update reports on a host of new options. “Expanding a Mission” covers an innovative retrofit and new-build development.  “Industrializing Deep Energy Retrofits” addresses a strategic approach to handling existing buildings. Looking for ideas on how to shrink a building’s embodied energy or low-cost tools for post-occupancy…

Passive House Buildings 2018

For those designing, renovating, building, or consulting on a Passive House project, the Spring 2018 issue of Passive House Buildings is essential reading, capturing the state of the art in Passive House developments in North America. From ever-larger Passive House high-rises to commercial-building retrofits to single-family homes in challenging climates, each project featured in this issue delivers insights that can be applied and reapplied.