Orenco made history earlier this year by becoming the largest Passive House
certified multifamily building in North America. The 57-unit affordable housing
development is again in the headlines, winning top honors in the 2015 Passive
House Institute US (PHIUS) Building Project Competition. The project was
recognized as the Best Overall Project
and Best Affordable Housing Project.
competition of its kind in North America, the awards celebrate the most
innovative efforts of passive house design. Projects from around North America
competed in a variety of categories including single-family, multi-family,
affordable, and commercial development.
For more on the
project watch the video below.