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Passive House for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity rendering of south gable. Courtesy of Stonorov Workshop.

by Bruce Landry

“Simple, decent and affordable,” that is Habitat for Humanity’s mantra. This has meant different things to different people. In 2016, it means building to the Passive House Standard.

Chris Miksic of Montpelier Construction, a certified PHIUS […]

BuildingEnergy 15 is Happening – Still time to go!

BuildingEnergy 15 is happening right now, but there are still plenty of things to do there.

You can still buy a ticket at the event.

Here is a link to what is happening on Wednesday afternoon at 5:45:

Tour of Passive House Place

Katrin Klingenberg

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 5:45pm to 6:15pm

Katrin […]

The Ninety Percent Passive House

By George Harvey

Some months ago, architect Robert Scarano of Bright ‘n Green told us something in an interview that really made us sit up and exclaim. “You can get 90% of the way to the passive standard for the same cost as conventional construction,” he said. He then explained, “The extra cost of insulation […]



Burlington: On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Efficiency Vermont will present members of Montpelier Construction with three awards, including “Best of the Best for Innovation in a New Residential Construction” for the Whitchurch Passive House Cottage in Middlesex.

This single-family dwelling, completed in 2014, utilizes […]

NESEA Speakers at BuildingEnergy 15: Ken Levenson

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 2:00pm

COO 475 High Performance Building Supply / Passive House Center Member Since: 2011

Ken Levenson is a partner in 475 High Performance Building Supply, a company dedicated to helping transform green building to high-performance building across the US. Ken is […]

Passive House Open House Tour in Central VT!

No registration necessary – just come!

“Heat your home with a hair dryer !!!”


Nov. 7 – 9 are International Passive House Days. To celebrate, Passive House clients are hosting an open house at their brand new passive house cottage.

When? Saturday, November 8, 11 am – 5 pm. Where? 224 Brook Road, […]

Heat your New Home with a Hair Dryer

Did you know that it’s possible to save 90% of typical home energy costs? Passive House, the most stringent energy standard in building construction, enables you to build a cheaper, more comfortable, healthier and safer home that requires only 10% of typical energy use. A PH Building is heated with the heat gains from appliances, […]

The April 2014 Edition of Green Energy Times is now Available Online

You can now view the full version of our current issue of Green Energy Times from the ‘Current & Past Issues’ Quick Link here in the left side of this page.

There is a lot of exciting information in this issue, like where to find Solar Installers in your area, Green Builders, Building Efficiency and […]

Passive House Revolution

Produced by Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions Directed by Faith Morgan

Video Review by George Harvey

“Passive House Revolution” is a short video, about 45 minutes long, explaining what a passive house is and how it is built and functions. This is done by showing passive houses, both under construction and in use, with […]

Moretown’s Second Passive House is Underway

House can be heated with the equivalent of fifteen 100W light bulbs

By Indigo Ruth-Davis

Head north leaving Montpelier, Vermont, hang a right, and before you know it, you’ll be lost on the dirt roads that crisscross the foothills of the Green Mountains. On the side of one of these hills, a crew of workers […]