Passive House Affordable Housing Pops Up Across the Country

State housing authorities are starting to take an interest in Passive House standards
May 4, 2015
Passive House Affordable Housing Pops Up Across the Country
Passive House Affordable Housing Pops Up Across the Country

A home built to Passive House standards in the U.S. is often a single-family house commissioned by a wealthy, eco-conscious client. But some developers are offering it to a different audience.

Taking a cue from multifamily projects in many vibrant European cities, several developers on the East and West coasts have built affordable multi-family housing that is air-tight, energy efficient, and to top it all off, designed in a timeless, contemporary style.

One such development is the Knickerbocker Commons in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Its target tenants are disabled and low-income, who will pay $600 to $1,110 per month. Another example is the Belfield Avenue Townhomes in North Philadelphia. Certain elements of the project, such as its white-and-mint-green façade and solar arrays on the roof, are typologies not often associated with affordable housing.

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