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Meet developers of world’s largest Passive House project

Kansas City will soon be home to the world’s largest Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified project, a 276-unit multi-family development that will use 90 percent less energy than comparable buildings.

Jonathan Arnold and Danny Roberson of the Arnold Development Group will share their vision for the Second & Delaware project from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, November 4 at the Village Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS.

When it opens in Fall 2020, the $60-million project is projected to have 10-percent more conditioned passive house floor area than the world’s current largest passive house project, the Lodenareal 354-flat project in Innsbruck, Austria, according to PHIUS.

Located on the north end of the River Market area with a view of the Missouri River, the project combines timeless design principals with energy-efficient engineering to address climate change. Its’ 16-inch thick walls and triple-glazed windows will offer residents energy-efficient, thermal comfort. The rooftop will integrate solar panels, urban farming, gardens and pocket parks. Twenty percent of the units will be reserved for workforce housing to include all income groups.

The Arnold Development Group specializes in designing and building high-performance, sustainable, mixed-use developments.

“Our developments offer a higher quality of life, consume dramatically less energy, and last hundreds of years,” according to Arnold Development Group. “We measure our success across a triple-bottom line of people, planet and profit.”

The presentation is co-sponsored by the Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition of KC and the Environmental Action Committee of Village Church.


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