Richard Yancey, Executive Director of Building Energy Exchange, shares his insight on Passive House, the low-energy high-performance building standard. Yancey speaks to how he was first introduced to the standard and about his experience in a fact-finding trip to Brussels in May 2015, where a passive standard for all new construction and substantial renovations was recently adopted as the energy code.

“ We can create spaces that don’t require us to sacrifice comfort for efficiency, and don’t reply on expensive, technical, and mechanical solutions. Passive House buildings are resilient, low energy spaces that are exponentially better, cheaper to operate, and more self-sufficient. And quiet”


Actively Passive
Snapshot, The Sallan Foundation
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