Nearly-Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) Initiative

What’s This About Nearly Zero Energy Buildings?

A recent email from the International Passive House Association (iPHA) reminded us that the European Union is about to implement “nearly-Zero Energy Buildings”, (nZEB) regulations.

The goal of these regulations are:

  • 20% improvement in energy efficiency
  • 20% improvement in use of renewables
  • 20% cut to greenhouse gases

These goals nest within the larger goals of new buildings with:

  • Very high energy efficiency / nearly-zero energy demand
  • Cost-optimal levels of energy efficiency from a life-cycle perspective
  • Very significant contribution from renewable energy sources (RES) produced on-site or nearby

We know our customers want the very same from their home. It’s why we build to Passive House standards, which, has proven over the past 25 years to meet the goals of “nearly-Zero Energy Buildings”.  It can be applied in any climate, and we test the finished house to ensure that there are no “performance gaps.”

Here at Ecocor - we do more than meet minimum building codes. It’s in our self-interest to design and construct homes that are comfortable, durable and efficient. And by “our”, we mean everyone on this planet.

We choose to build homes with the health and future of the earth in mind, rather than short term aesthetic aspirations. You don’t need regulations to “build to last”.

03/06/18

Three Day Passive House Training Intensive!

At Ecocor, we’re so serious about continuous learning we closed our shop floor last week. Our crew participated in a three-day Passive House training program presented by Andrew Peel of Peel Passive House Consulting. Andrew, just like Technical…
02/16/18

Photos From Lake Hill Passive House in NY

Here are some images from recent work at Lake Hill House in NY.            
02/02/18

Nearly-Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) Initiative

What’s This About Nearly Zero Energy Buildings? A recent email from the International Passive House Association (iPHA) reminded us that the European Union is about to implement “nearly-Zero Energy Buildings”, (nZEB) regulations. The goal…
01/10/18
Cold Outside? No Drafts Inside a Passive House.

Passive House Owners on Recent Cold Snap

We’ve been through an unprecedented cold snap here in the Northeast. So, we checked in with a few Ecocor Passive House owners to see how their house handled the cold. Here’s what one of our customers told us. “Now, we understand what you…
12/08/17
Morning of Day One - Red lines delineate footprint so plumbing can be located

Woodstock NY - Setting the Foundation

Here we are in Woodstock NY. We're setting the foundation for another Ecocor Passive House. Led by George Reefer. Our team has been really busy.