Energy efficient building standards are practices that guide us towards creating structures that are indeed sustainable. Currently, different rating systems – such as LEED, Green Globes, and Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF), to name a few – exist to hold us accountable for the ways we design, build, retrofit and operate our structures.
Another such building standard that focuses on the creation of energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable buildings is Passive House.
Volunteer Katie Schwamb recently sat down with Ken Levenson, AIA, CPHD and founding board member of NY Passive House to discuss his work and to gain a better understanding of Passive House.
- 2012 Passive House Symposium – for information on the upcoming Passive House Symposium in New York on Saturday, June 23
- Passive House Institute – for more information on the Passive House building standard
- NYPassive House – for information on the New York regional chapter
- The International PassiveHouse Association – the international network for Passive House knowledge working to promote Passive House worldwide
- Passipedia – the Passive House resource featuring a wealth of Passive House knowledge