The new Cornell Residence building is the largest Passive House building in the world

Cornell’s newest Residence building The House is the largest Passive House building in the world at 26 stories and 272,500 square feet.

As a large residence hall, there were unique challenges encountered, such as ensuring the most efficient appliances were used in every installation and minimizing penetrations through the exterior building wall (i.e. dryer vents). But importantly, this building demonstrates that super energy efficient building are achievable on any scale.

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