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Low Energy, but High Impact

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This article introduces readers to the Passive House system#an energy-conserving design and construction concept with considerable traction in Europe beginning to take hold in the U.S. The piece outlines the program#s history and the requirements for certification. It also explores benefits and challenges.


1. Discuss the goals and history of the Passive House program.2. Outline the Passive House certification criteria.3. Describe the methods typically deployed for meeting these criteria.4. Explain how the Passive House program differs from the LEED rating system.

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