As reported recently by Vancouver, BC-based Pembina Institute, North America is experiencing exponential growth in the design and construction of Passive House projects: buildings that meet the world’s most stringent energy efficiency standard.
With this growth in Passive House design and construction has come an acceleration in Passive House training among architecture firms focused on sustainable design, sparking a friendly rivalry between companies. I'm proud to report that NK Architects just claimed pole position in this high performance design training race. On Monday, we received results from Germany’s Passive House Institute for the recent Certified Passive House Consultant and Designer examination.
NK now has 21 CPHCs and CPHDs, the highest number of any firm in North America.
This developments builds on the firm’s commitment to Passive House design, including the design of Seattle’s first certified Passive House, Park Passive, a custom home that won the national 2014 Housing Award from American Institute of Architects and the 2016 Passive Projects Design Award from Passive House Institute US (PHIUS). We now have several major multifamily Passive House projects–and one Passive House library–underway between our two offices:
Congratulations to our Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants who make these projects possible!: