Passive Projects Design Competition

Recognizing the best passive projects in North America and beyond.

Get Your Project Recognized

We will soon be accepting entries into the 2022 Passive Projects Design Competition. Winners will be announced at the 8th Annual Passive Projects Design Competition Awards Ceremony during PhiusCon 2022. The juried competition recognizes fully certified passive building projects of all types in all climate zones. This is your chance to have your work celebrated at the leading passive building conference in North America!

Competition Details

  • Winning and honorable mention awards will be given in five categories:   

    • Single-Family
    • Multifamily
    • Affordable
    • Commercial/Institutional
    • Source Zero

    Additionally, two projects from the above winners will be awarded:

    • Best Overall Project of this year’s competition
    • Best Project by a Young Professional (35 or under)

    The winning and finalist entries will be unveiled during PhiusCon 2022 at the historic Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. 

2021 Competition Winners

Below are all the projects recognized as winners in last year's Passive Projects Design Competition.

Best Overall Project (Co-Winner)

McQuesten Lofts, Hamilton Ontario

CPHC: Greg Leskien, Zon Engineering Inc.; Builder: Schilthuis Construction Inc.; Architect: Invizij Architects Inc.; QA/QC Rater: Stephen Magneron, Homesol Building Solutions; Owner: Indwell

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Best Overall Project (Co-Winner)

1300 Pike, Seattle Washington

CPHC: Dan Luddy; Builder: Cascade Built; Architect: Weber Thompson; QA/QC Rater: Evergreen Certified; Owner: SolTerra

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Best Project By a Young Professional

Olive Passive House, Olivebridge, New York

CPHC: Owen O'Connor; Builder: Threshold Builders; Architect: DEMO Architects; QA/QC Rater: Troy Hodas; Owner: Alessandro Ronfini

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Single-Family Winner

Gallatin Passive House, Gallatin, New York

CPHC: Stephanie Bassler and John Loercher; Builder: North River Design Build LLC; Architect: North River Architecture & Planning, PC; QA/QC Rater: Tony Lisanti

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Single-Family Honorable Mention

Ames Hill Passive, Marlboro, Vermont

CPHC: Chris Miksic of Montpelier Construction; Builder: Mathes Hulme Builders; Architect: Andrew Webster of studio WEBSTER; QA/QC Rater: Karen Bushey, AIA, CPHC of Efficiency Vermont; Owner: Elisa DiFeo & David Eichelberger

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Affordable Honorable Mention

Mapes Apartments

CPHC: Thomas Moore; Builder: C&S Construction & Consulting Group; Architect: Curtis + Ginsberg Architects; QA/QC Rater: Michael Schmidt; Owner: Bronx Pro

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Commercial/Institutional Winner

Seminary Hill Ciders, Callicoon, New York

CPHC: James Hartford, Karl Hansen, Adriana Rombaldi; Builder: Baxter; Architect: River Architects, PLLC; QA/QC Rater: Tony Lisanti; Owner: Douglas Doetsch and Susan Manning

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Commercial/Institutional Honorable Mention

Northbrook Park District Activity Center, Northbrook, Illinois

CPHC: Zhongdi Chen/Wight & Company; Builder: Corporate Construction Services, LLC; Architect: Wight & Company; QA/QC Rater: Lindsey Elton/ECO Achievers; Owner: Northbrook Park District

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Retrofit Commercial/Institutional Winner

Carroll Center Addition/Renovation, Oak Park, Illinois

CPHC: Tom Bassett-Dilley, CPHC, AIA, NCARB; Builder: TBDA Construction Manager with Park District of Oak Park; Architect: Tom Bassett-Dilley, CPHC, AIA, NCARB; QA/QC Rater: EcoAchievers; Owner: Park District of Oak Park

Carroll Center Addition/Renovation

Source Zero Winner

Fortin Residence, Denmark, Maine

CPHC: James Mustillo; Builder: GO Logic LLC; Architect: GO Logic LLC; QA/QC Rater: Bob Tortorici; Owner: Matt and Jenn Fortin

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Source Zero Honorable Mention

Carroll Center Addition/Renovation, Oak Park, Illinois
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