Posts Tagged: community

Passive House performing arts center on its way in Cleveland, Ohio

passive house performing arts center - near west theatre

The Near West Theatre’s new home, designed by Richard Fleishman + Partners Architects with Passive House consulting by Passiv Science, brings comfort and sustainability to a venerable arts institution.

Passivhaus community center earns PHIUS+ certification.

Passive House Community Center - Hillel

We just received news from the Passive House Institute US that our Hillel Center for Jewish Life at Virginia Tech earned PHIUS+ certification!

Passivhaus commercial kitchen tips: incorporating a grease hood within the building envelope.

Range hood system for Passivhaus commercial kitchen.

A colleague recently inquired about installing a commercial grease hood in a Passivhaus. My response…

Passivhaus first, then LEED

LEED can be a great addition to commercial construction projects, but if you don’t address energy performance, you can’t call your building “green”.   We founded Passiv Science to help teams across North America repeat the success we’ve had at Structures Design/Build in delivering market rate high performance Passivhaus (aka ‘Passive House’) buildings. But why the focus on… Read more »

Want commercial Passivhaus building to spread? The free market is about to make it happen.

I count myself lucky to be part of a community of fellow Passivhaus practitioners throughout North America.  It’s a passionate group.  We’ve all shared that “aha” moment, the realization that today’s building science – our collective understanding of how buildings function as systems – has opened new possibilities for building energy performance, comfort and durability. What I’ve… Read more »