Posts Tagged ‘ passive house ’

Passive Solar Home Heated for $2.50 a Day

Apr 14th, 2014

Seven years ago homeowner John Kosmer supervised the construction of his passive solar house in upstate New York. Since that time he’s averaged just $2.50 a day to heat his 4,000-square foot home. “Despite rising fuel costs and dropping outside temperatures, this house continues to perform remarkably,” says Kosmer. “This past winter has been especially […]

VEKA Qualifies First Passive House System

Nov 12th, 2013

VEKA Inc. has announced it has tested and qualified its first vinyl window system with PHIUS (Passive House Institute US). The Evolutions┬« double hung/slider system is the first vinyl system to meet specifications under PHIUS in the U.S. from a vinyl extruder, according to a company statement. The Evolutions window qualified with a whole-window U-value […]

DWM Newscast Explores Passive Window Design

Aug 1st, 2013

The August DWM newscast focuses on how one D.C. school is saving money through the installation of passive windows. Learn how one company is educating the industry on passive window design and more on this expanding product category. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

First Certified Passive Homes Ready for Occupancy

Apr 19th, 2013

The first of group of Passive House certified homes, the Stables, will be ready for occupancy in spring of 2013 in Philadelphia. The row of passive house single-family townhomes is being developed by Onion Flats group who says the purpose of this project was to provide people with high-quality sustainable design and homes consuming up […]