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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Zenesis House Energy Innovations

8 Feb , 2016  

Zenesis House

Max Twogood for Zondits, February 8, 2016. Image credit: Frans Drewniak A New Jersey father and son have found a way to reduce not just their energy costs, but also the aches and pains of shoveling snow: As part of what they call their “Zenesis House,” the Raj and Asit Parikh of Paramus installed two ground […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Passive House – All About the Insides

7 Oct , 2015  

passive-house

Gita Subramony for Zondits, October 7, 2015. Image credit: Curbed.com Zondits recently attended an event on Passive House gut renovations hosted by the Building Energy Exchange. The presenters from Baxt Ingui architects showed a few case studies of recently renovated brownstones in Manhattan and Brooklyn landmark districts that incorporated Passive House standards in their process. […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Passive House Model Gets Active Upgrade

16 Jul , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 16, 2015. Image credit: blickpixel The passive house design movement toward ultra-efficient dwellings has been gaining popularity in the United States for years, and now it’s about to take a giant leap forward – a 250-foot leap straight up, actually. Cornell University’s Cornell Tech applied sciences division is building the world’s […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Passive Houses Gaining Ground in the US

2 Feb , 2015  

passive houses

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video) National Geographic, January 20, 2015 Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy. The reason’s simple: They’re so well sealed and insulated that they perform just like a coffee thermos. No furnaces are […]

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