Posts Tagged: health care

Passive House animal hospital project begins, likely world’s first.

Passive House Animal Hospital kick-off meeting

We at Passiv Science are happy to announce the world’s first (as far as we know!) Passive House (aka Passivhaus) animal hospital project. Care First Animal Hospital and its project team approach us because they wanted to build a new flagship facility to replace their headquarters location in Raleigh, North Carolina, but in a way… Read more »

Certified! Roanoke dental clinic officially becomes first Passivhaus dental office in the world.

Passivhaus Dental Clinic

Our dental clinic project just received Passivhaus certification from Germany’s Passivhaus Institut.

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 »