Northwest Wins Big at 2016 Passive Projects Competition


  • Raters/Verifiers
  • October 12, 2016
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PHIUS awarded the finalists of the 2016 Passive Projects Competition during the annual Design Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the 11th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Philadelphia.

Back by popular demand, this juried competition recognizes exemplary fully-certified passive building projects of all types and climate zones.

David Salamon of the Greater Philadelphia Passive House Association (GPPHA) announced the winners during the ceremony (left). PROSOCO generously sponsored the evening's event (David Boyer of PROSOCO pictured far right).

We extend special thanks to this year's panel of volunteer judges: Timothy McDonald, Mary Rogero, Tessa Smith, David Salamon, and Katrin Klingenberg.

The competition awards Winner and Honorable Mention designations in the categories of Single Family, Multifamily, Affordable, and Commercial, as well as Best Overall Project and Best Project by a Young Professional (Under 35). Competition entries were judged on their strength in the following categories: energy performance, design, craftsmanship, use of healthy materials, level of difficulty for the given climate and site, and cost effectiveness of the Affordable projects. 

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