In NYC, unlike most areas in the United States, buildings, rather than transportation, are the major source of carbon emissions. Passive buildings, with their negligible heating and cooling costs, could help meet carbon reduction goals.
Mar 30, 2015 The New York Times - Real Estate
In its first year alone, Zero Cottage has produced 22 percent more energy than it consumes. But can such an urban project be replicated in a suburban setting?
Nov 17, 2014 Build a Better Burb
What does it take to build sustainably? That a question that the USGBC's LEED program hoped to define. A group of developers in New York is trying to go beyond LEED to create "truly sustainable buildings".
Nov 9, 2013 The New York Times
They sound too good to be true: houses that remain a comfortable temperature throughout the year without traditional climate control systems. Yet 30,000 such homes have been built in Europe. Why haven't passive houses caught on in the U.S.?
Aug 16, 2013 The New York Times
Inga Saffron reviews a trio of environmentally friendly rowhouses built for low-income families in Philadelphia's Logan neighborhood, which she proclaims are "superior to anything Philadelphia has done in half a century."
Oct 30, 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the country's most publicized New Urbanist developments is diversifying its housing stock, featuring some of the nation's first apartments to be built using Passive House standards, reports Casey Parks.
Mar 15, 2012 The Oregonian
John McIlwain explores the market for energy efficient housing, and finds growth across the country.
Jan 26, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Branden Klayko reports on the pioneering project planned by innovative Philadelphia design-build developers Onion Flats.
Jan 20, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper