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Greenport Passive House - New Passive House Consulting & Mechanical Design Project

ZeroEnergy Design is excited to present a new Passive House Consulting and Mechanical Design case study - the Greenport Passive House in Greenport, New York.

Designed by the Turett Collaborative, the architect’s decisions regarding the home’s orientation and upside-down layout maximize natural light and passive solar gain in the upper level living-areas. ZED then assisted with consulting for the Passive House-aligned airtight building envelope, continuous insulation, meticulous air sealing, triple-glazed windows, and high-efficiency HVAC and hot water systems - all of which work together to ensure exceptional energy performance, improved indoor air quality, and first-rate comfort for the occupants.

Read the full case study below.


Chicago Passive House Listed in the Passive House Database

The Ellis Passive House, which was the first PHI certified passive house in Chicago, is now officially listed in the international Passive House database.

The Passive House database is a joint project of the Passive House Institute, the Passivhaus Dienstleistung GmbH, the IG Passivhaus Deutschland and the iPHA (International Passive House Association) and contains a detailed overview of realized Passive Houses from around the world.

In this case, the antiquated 1890s greystone was renovated by Kenwood Construction Services with ZeroEnergy Design providing Passive House Consulting and Mechanical Design. The Passive House EnerPHit certified project is an excellent example of the renovation possibilities for an aging, residential masonry building. It proves that families who wish to live in a sustainable city home need not be limited by the age of the building nor do they have to compromise on style, space or comfort.

The Ellis Passive House was also recently featured on the Treehugger website for its impressive performance throughout the past winter.


Greenport Passive House featured in Inhabitat

Popular green architecture and home design website, Inhabitat, just published an article on the Greenport Passive House, designed and built by architect Wayne Turett of The Turett Collaborative. ZeroEnergy Design’s Jordan Goldman provided Passive House Consulting and Mechanical Design for this project.

The airtight dwelling was created in alignment with the Passive House standard, which focuses on the building envelope and passive solar gain to achieve exceptionally low energy consumption and operational carbon footprint. In addition to the airtight building envelope and continuous insulation, the all-electric home features a ducted air source heat pump for heating and cooling and an energy recovery ventilation system for fresh, filtered indoor air.