Passive House

Passive House

Passive House is a high performance building standard developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) originally in 1990 and by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) in 2007.

Buildings certified to Passive House standards reliably provide reduction in energy needed for heating and cooling of up to 90%, and up to 75% reduction in overall energy use, compared to existing buildings. It focuses on passive measures and building components such as insulation, airtightness and heat recovery to provide tenants with superior quality residences, while increasing long term viability for building owners through lower utility bills.

Residents benefit from great indoor air quality, comfortable and even temperatures, significantly reduced energy bills and acoustically superior homes from reduced noise attenuation from neighbors and street noise.

HPD Passive House Projects

HPD has completed a number of Passive House projects and have many others under construction or in development. See some of our built projects below.

Image of Knickerbocker Commons building.
Knickerbocker Commons
Aerial image of Beach Green Dunes along the shore.
Beach Green Dunes
Image of Hanac Corona Senior Residence.
HANAC Corona Senior Residence