Archinect - News 2015-11-30T22:54:57-05:00 Viennese student dorms may Passively House refugees Julia Ingalls 2015-10-21T17:19:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:28:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sustainable, fast, and cheap housing: just what you need when you're escaping <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">oppressive regimes</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">natural disasters</a>, and other refugee-creating events. Christoph Chorherr, Vienna's Green Party planning spokesperson, has blogged that the mobile&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House</a> dormitories designed by G&uuml;nter&nbsp;Lang for students in Vienna's Seestadt Aspern district&nbsp;could easily be adapted to comfortably house refugees.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>With a construction cost of 1.140 Euro per square meter, the dorms not only can be erected in a few days, but also meet the "Passive House Standard," meaning that they reduce traditional building energy consumption by up to 90%. Passive House Standard dwellings aren't limited to Vienna: from Canada to Germany to South Korea, the form is proving popular with energy-conscious designers.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US MikeChino 2011-08-17T15:55:49-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The founder of Passivhaus and director of Passivhaus Institute PHI, Dr. Wolfgang Fiest, has just sent word that the Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS) will no longer be able to provide building certifications, and will no longer be considered a partner of the program.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>