The Largest Passive House In North America: 154 Low-Income Housing Units (46 For Formerly Homeless)


The largest residential building built to the Passive House US (PHIUS) standard in the USA and the largest passive house building in North America came about at the end of 2019 for low-income tenants as well as others. Park Avenue Green worked with Bright Power on several existing buildings. The two pushed the passive envelope further with good housing for all.

Take note, all who say don’t bother to attempt passive house standards for lower income developments. This one combines social ethics as well as the passive house higher standard of sustainability. Park Avenue Green in this development has 154 units of low-income housing (including 46 for formerly homeless people). So, for all the naysayers who claim it can’t be done low income, think again.

See’s CleanTechnica tweet about the article here.