Making Passive Design Mainstream


ASHRAE made an exciting announcement last month: they will create a committee to develop a Passive Design Standard.  The goal is to create a mainstream, widely accepted ASHRAE standard that will create a best practice approach for buildings to have “exceptionally low energy usage and that are durable, resilient, comfortable and healthy”.  While this process is in its beginning phase, we are excited that passive design is becoming more mainstream.  ASHRAE’s goal is to complete development of the standard in 2021.  Most excitingly, the goal of this new committee and standard is to target the creation of net zero energy buildings on a significantly larger, more normalized scale.  To read the ASHRAE release click here.


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