Developing green buildings can feel like risky business.

Our design approach and EcoProforma™ tool deliver predictable and revolutionary building performance that earns you long-lasting returns. 

Certainty in Building Performance

PASSIVE HOUSE

Certainty in Building Performance

We use a science-proven approach, Passive House, to design zero carbon buildings with health and energy benefits that are measurable, predictable, and cost-effective. Unlike with some checklist-based green building approaches, Passive House has a long and well-documented track record of deep energy savings and tight correlation between predicted and actual performance.

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Certainty in Financial Performance

ECO PROFORMA™

Certainty in Financial Performance

Our EcoProforma tool allows us to understand the financial priorities of your project and create design solutions that maximize your return with precision. Our building design will help you increase revenue, decrease expense, and leverage incentives to create a product with durable value.

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Certainty in Delivery and Quality

The NK Way

Certainty in Delivery and Quality

For over a decade our firm has focused on creating dense, vibrant urban buildings where people want to live and work. We’ve honed our craft to emphasize simple elegance in design and documentation, making our buildings painless to permit, easy to build, and fast to lease.

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Roles We Play

Lead Architect

Full-service architecture, Passive House building design, modeling, and certification services.

Design Architect

Passive House design services, in collaboration with the architect of record. Often includes Passive House training for the partner firm.

Passive House Trainer

Training of project team on Passive House design, planning, and construction.

Passive House Consultant

Comprehensive Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer (CPHC/D) services, including energy modeling, hygrothermal analysis, and thermal bridge-free detailing.

Catalyst for Market Transformation

Because Passive House brings transformational energy efficiency at little cost premium, it has the potential to scale in a way that is meaningful to climate action. NK Architects is active in the global movement for local governments to place Passive House at the center of building policy. 

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