Julie Torres Moskovitz’s book showcases eighteen recent Passive House projects from around the world, including the first certified Passive House retrofit in Connecticut. Duncan Architect was the Passive House consultant for this project.
If I ran the world—or at least the planning departments of the world—every house would be a Passive House (not to mention every school, hospital, office building). Each house in this inspiring book is beautiful on the outside and brilliant within. Each merges bold aesthetics with common principles: they’re well insulated, high performing, and ridiculously efficient in their resource usage. The real mystery is why Passive House principles aren’t standard best practice yet. They will be. They must.
—Allison Arieff, Contributing Columnist, New York Times