Falls Church has the first ‘passive house’ in Fairfax County

December 11, 2012

A Passive House minimizes energy loss and can reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 90%. Now, the first Passive House in Fairfax County is being constructed in Falls Church, VA. Energy Masters of Virginia is involved with testing the house for energy loss and air flow. Currently, the house has passed all tests and is meeting all energy conservation goals. Click HERE to check out a detailed article featured in the Washington Post.

 

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-state-of-nova/post/falls-churchs-pimmit-hills-neighborhood-has-the-first-passive-house-in-fairfax-county/2012/11/16/fb231254-2f44-11e2-9f50-0308e1e75445_blog.html

2 Responses to “Falls Church has the first ‘passive house’ in Fairfax County”

  1. Keith Raggio says:

    great article on the Passive Home. How fast can this be adopted for new construction? The financing makes sense

  2. rlensis says:

    The very efficient passive house concept is one in which many building professionals are starting to adopt. We must keep in mind that this technology requires a substantial amount of additional training to include preconstruction planning for both building designers and contractors in order to have a successful project. A passive house is an extremely efficient, comfortable and healthy home to live in.

    Richard Lensis
    Passive House U.S. Rater

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