Passive House


Passive House has been called the ‘ultimate energy efficiency standard for buildings,’ and is gaining popularity as more are in use.

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Building Innovation 2015 Offers 32 Continuing Education Units

Architects, engineers, installers, contractors, and building science professionals…Read this article to learn more about free online courses and how you can earn 32 AIA credits this January!

I met Richard Paradis, Director of Whole Building Design Guide, a branch of the National Institute of Building Sciences, during my recent trip to Washington, DC. I’d received an email […]

Learn in 60 Minutes: Conventional vs. Passive Floor Planning

If you don’t floor plan properly, you will fail.

During this free 60-minute lecture, Mike Duclos, Principal and Founder of DEAP Energy Group and expert instructor at HeatSpring, describes how Passive House floor planning differs from conventional floor planning. Mike provides a background on the Passive House movement, presents examples of Passive House designs and floor […]

September 18th, 2014|Categories: Building Science, Passive House, Sustainable Building||

Free Floor Plan: 10 Ways Passive House Design is Different Than Normal Home Design

If you want to download the floor plan, please scroll to the bottom of the article.

This is a guest post by Mike Duclos. Mike is founder of The DEAP Energy Group, a firm providing a wide variety of deep energy retrofit, zero net energy, and Passive House related consulting services. Mike has real-world experience with the […]

NESEA, Mike Duclos and HeatSpring Launch Passive House Design Training

If you’re a professional in the building industry, you’ve probably heard of the growing Passive House movement. You may even be familiar with the basic principles. If you have clients who want to apply the Passive House standard to an actual project, and you’re looking for a crash course to get yourself up to speed […]