January 2018 News

Happy New Year! We hope it's been a prosperous and fulfilling one for you so far. We look forward to a year full of happy clients and successful buildings. 2018 will be a year of providing "proof of concept" that high performance buildings make economic sense, with several major NK Passive House projects underway in Seattle, Pittsburgh, and the Washington, DC Beltway. To kick it off, we share three Passive House stories here, starting with a United Nations TV spot featuring NK and our frequent collaborators Cascade Built and Thoughtful Balance.

UNITED NATIONS TV: PASSIVE HOUSE TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

The United Nations sees Passive House as critical to achieving the climate action goals of the Paris agreement.View to see how.

STUDY: AIR QUALITY IN PASSIVE HOUSE SCHOOLS SUPPORTS LEARNING

Indoor Air Quality can either support student learning or inhibit it. A recent monitoring study by UK-based Architype suggest that Passive House might be the best way to provide the fresh air our kids need to thrive at school. Learn more.

PENNSYLVANIA SPURS ON AFFORDABLE PASSIVE HOUSE DEVELOPMENT

With a simple policy move on tax credits, Pennsylvania has become a pioneer in Passive House progress in the U.S., with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency heading up the wagon train. Read how.