Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.
Because they are built to such a high level of airtightness, the apartments use heat from daily activities such as laundry to help warm the home.
The project was also constructed with the resiliency features to provide added safety for residents during and after major storms.
Mini split ductless heat pumps are making waves in the high performance home market.
Similar to cruise control in a car, the variable-speed water-to-water accelerates and decelerates continuously.
Unlike traditional duct sealing, aeroseal works from the inside of the ducts to seal leaks.
One panel discussion will feature professionals from the greater Atlanta market, one of the hotbeds for sustainable development and home building.
As the cost of energy remains a significant cost for home and multifamily building owners, the lure of net zero energy homes continues to grow.
Although energy costs associated with Passive House significantly lower, other benefits harder to quantify.
Multifamily developers who want more information about the design, financing, and execution of PHIUS+ certified projects have a new place to go.
Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.
Orchards at Orenco, the largest certified multi-family Passive House building in North America, received two of the highest honors in the 2015 Passive House Institute U S Building Project Competition
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