Passive House Institute

Framing a Two-Pitch I-Joist Roof
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Framing a Two-Pitch I-Joist Roof

To maintain a continuous air barrier, special attention needed to be paid to the... Read more

Electric Water Heating for a Low-Load Home
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Electric Water Heating for a Low-Load Home

Installing an electric tankless water heater proves to be cost-effective and... Read more

Installing Windows in a Deep Wall
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Installing Windows in a Deep Wall

Double stud walls that allow for higher R-values of insulation create particular... Read more

Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

An update on current standards and how to meet them Read more

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Adding an Insulated Envelope

An airtight "puff jacket" achieves near Passive House levels. Read more

Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy
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Choosing a Whole-House Ventilation Strategy

Part 2 of Allison Bailes series on current ventilation standards and how best to... Read more

A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit
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A Passive House Consultant's Toolkit

In addition to the training, here are the tools you'll need to design a Passive... Read more

Building a Passive House for the First Time
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Building a Passive House for the First Time

Builder Farley Pedler delves into high-efficiency Passive House construction by... Read more

A Look Through European Windows
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A Look Through European Windows

A behind-the-scenes look at the materials and methods used in making... Read more

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JLC June Letters

Risinger’s recent video sparks a debate about Tyvek, and a reader takes issue with foam-slicing saws. Read more

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