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Passive House for Multifamily Buildings
The cost-optimized, climate-specific PHIUS+2015 Passive Building Standard is spurring the rapid growth of multifamily passive buildings from coast to coast. Learn more to see how Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) can help you achieve the affordability, resiliency, and health benefits of passive building design on your next project.
The PHIUS+ Standard
The PHIUS+2015 Passive Building Standard released by Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) in 2015 is the only passive building standard on the market based upon climate-specific comfort and performance criteria. Buildings designed and built to this standard perform 60-85% better (depending on climate zone and building type) on an energy consumption basis when compared to a code compliant building (International Energy Conservation Code IECC 2009).
The cost-optimized PHIUS+2015 Standard is spurring new growth in passive buildings from coast to coast, with the most significant gains coming from the multifamily housing sector. Certified and Pre-Certified PHIUS+ projects now total more than 1 million square feet across 1,200 units nationwide. As more units come online every day, more families are enjoying the affordability, resiliency, and health benefits of passive buildings.
PHIUS+ OFFERS UNPARALLELED QUALITY ASSURANCE
PHIUS+ is the only passive building certification system that requires third party quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). The QA/QC process is essential to making the case to investors and stakeholders that your project will successfully achieve modeled levels of performance.
THE PHIUS+ STANDARD IS NOW WITHIN REACH
The cost-optimized, climate-specific PHIUS+2015 Passive Building Standard, developed in cooperation with Building Science Corporation under a US Department of Energy grant, pins down the sweet spot between investment and payback to achieve the most comfortable and cost-effective building possible for a given location.
Design Your Passive Building With Support From PHIUS
PHIUS has the experience and expertise to help you design and certify your multifamily passive building project. We offer a range of support services including Feasibility Studies, Quick Review Services, energy modeling support, and project design assistance. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help take your design from concept to reality.
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