Posts Tagged: services

Passiv Science Air Tightness Protocol ensures reduced air leakage for larger buildings

Not long after I began design and buliding large scale commercial Passivhaus projects it became evident that the 0.60 ACH50 air tightness requirement for Passivhaus certification was not appropriate for larger buildings.

An explanation of delivery methods in commercial construction

Collaboration in commercial construciton

Understanding Delivery Methods: defining the difference between typical design/build, team build, true design/build and relational contracting with lean construction.

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!

My (Passivhaus) dinner with Günter: a chat in Frankfurt about upholding the standard.

Günter Lang, an Austrian Passivhaus colleague strolled by and we had a very nice dinner together. I wanted to share one conversation he and I had.

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 »