Timeless design, sustainability minded.

Passive House

Ingui Architecture utilizes the benefits and attributes of passive house measures to create healthy, serene, well-designed spaces. For over a decade, we have developed a systematic approach that focuses on the blend of design and high-performance buildings.

To date, we have completed over a dozen Passive Houses, with almost 10 more currently in the works. These include the first Certified Passive House in an NYC Landmark District, the first Certified Passive house in Manhattan (which is also certified LEED Platinum), and the first Passive House Plus in North America. These super-insulated homes use only a fraction of the energy that a typical residence consumes, have better air quality, and provide more comfort to occupants.

Passive Measures Create Healthier, Better Homes

Ingui Architecture is constantly honing a systematic approach to achieving the highest and healthiest changes to existing homes, even when they do not go as far as Passive House certification. Many of our projects are not gut renovations, have details that should not be removed, or have other constraints.

Implementing the better design and detailing measures we've learned through passive house has dramatically improved building performance and health for occupants in all of our work.

Glass entry vestibule with wood framing, slate flooring, and brick walls
Kitchen with two pendant lights, black countertops, and a wood and black island

Michael Ingui founded the Passive House Accelerator to provide a better way for the global high-performance building community to come together and share their knowledge and expertise and accelerate the growth of high-performance buildings. Directed by Zack Semke, the Passive House Accelerator is a global media company, with a podcast run out of New Zealand, magazine run out of LA, and multiple live events focused on buildings in cities throughout the world.

One of the significant missing ingredients to this acceleration was the inability to find and procure healthy building materials, that are essential to achieving our 2030 and 2050 climate goals. Michael co-founded Source 2050 with John Knapp to solve this important problem. John and his team have now expanded the platform to work throughout North America.