Carol Ruth Weber
First Energy Efficient Passive House Pre-K Built in the US
The United States first-ever energy-efficient pre-Kindergarten built within a passive house building, and designed to meet passive house standards, has been completed by New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and CTA Architects, P.C. (CTA). This passive house building has been constructed according to the principles of the Passive House Institute (PHI). Being energy efficient is the ultimate-goal of the PHI – a German founded independent research organization dedicated to building comfortable, affordable and ecological energy-efficient buildings.
Being energy efficient is a key component to Passive House Design requirements that include 75-percent energy savings. A Passive House must also have substantial environmental benefits for the physical health, comfort, and overall well-being of those who reside in, work in, learn in, and/or visit this facility.
Read my full article on NYNJ to learn about this exciting, first in the nation, energy-efficient passive house pre-K
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