Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Passive House Is Excellent for Energy Efficiency and Affordability

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Passive House Is Excellent for Energy Efficiency and Affordability

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We were pleased to see the Forum article by architect Brandon Nicholson on energy efficiency and his salutatory comments on Passive House (June 10, "Build Better Buildings in Pittsburgh").

We at ACTION-Housing have long been interested in these concepts, leading to the development of the first four Passive House buildings in this market, three of which offer affordable housing for low-income households. It is significant to note that affordable housing introduced and advanced the technology in this market.

ACTION-Housing's Uptown Lofts building, a low-income housing tax credit project for youth who have aged out of foster care that opened in 2015, grew out of our work with the Housing Partnership Network's International Housing Partnership and efforts to understand and transform technology from Germany. …

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