Pioneers in North America: William A. Shurcliff and Wayne Shick

1970s-1980s

Example of a "super-insulated home" in the USA

A whole series of North American developments ("super-insulated houses") in the 70s and 80s were very close to the Passive House. William A. Shurcliff (1981) authored many publications on this subject. One of the early examples is the "Saskatchewan Conservation House", a still occupied building demonstrating the benefits of superinsulation.

This work was an important basis for low-energy houses and Passive Houses in Europe.