Passive houses need to meet higher standards for air tightness, ventilation and waterproofing than other types of buildings. They first gained popularity in Europe, but passive houses are now popping up all over the United States.
Damaris Perez Agu (l), grants and program developer, and Tashi Chodon (r), director of programs, work at Bronx Community Health Network, aiming to offer greater access to primary healthcare for low-income residents.
When carbon emissions are high, John Mandyck, the CEO of the Urban Green Council, said that there's a lot to be worried about. He said it contributes to severe weather, high sea levels and poor air quality.