Passive House standards proving their worth in multifamily sector


Energy performance beats conventionally built by 32% to 58%.

A recent study from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Community Preservation Corp., Bright Power and Steven Winter Associates, found that multifamily dwellings built to Passive House standards significantly outperformed conventionally built buildings in energy efficiency.

The study compared Passive House structures to two control groups: one consisting of New York City multifamily buildings built before 2003, and the other comprised of conventional new construction properties built after 2003. When comparing energy use, the Passive House buildings outperformed the post-2003 buildings by 32% to 58%.

Read the article on Building Design + Construction’s website.