Passive Design

March 1, 2024

New campus construction has a reduced carbon footprint thanks to an integrative design process that supports passive design principles, including building orientation, climate control, insulation, and ventilation. Passive House incorporates high performance exteriors, an airtight building envelope, and improved ventilation systems to increase comfort and air quality, and to balance heat and moisture management. The planned location of a Passive House structure takes advantage of sunlight to make heating easier.