The Architectural Team (TAT) is designing a new apartment community for low-income seniors at one of the country’s oldest federal public housing developments in Boston, Massachusetts. It will offer some of the most comfortable and efficient rental homes, thanks to the innovative methods of Passive House construction.
Recent developments in virtual reality (VR) technology allow for the visualization of unbuilt information as full-scale occupiable environments, providing previously unavailable insight to design professionals, clients, and other stakeholders.
The Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced the Passive House Award 2020 to reward pioneering projects in the field of energy efficient construction. A special focus of the competition will be on integrated renewable energy supply.
This past summer, the Cornell Tech campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island opened the world’s largest building to meet Passive House criteria. Nicknamed ‘The House’, the 26-story residential tower with 350 units is projected to save 882 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.