RPA eBooks

Scranton Passive House eBook

RPA Project Portfolios

Dickerman Residence Project PDF

Soeder Passive House Project PDF

Scott Passive House Project PDF

Keffer Passive House Project PDF

Scranton Passive House Project PDF

Nazareth Residence Project Portfolio

Mullane Residence Project PDF

Khabensky Residence Project PDF

Loughnane Residence Project PDF

Gilbert / Whitacre Residence Project PDF

Green Video Project PDF

Niggeman Residence Project Portfolio

Brooks Building Project PDF

Milford Community House Restoration Project PDF

Biondo Building Project PDF

Albright Residence Project PDF

129 Sawkill Ave Project Portfolio

Syracuse Residence Project PDF

Sabatino Residence Project PDF

RPA Studio Project PDF

Tubman Residence Project PDF

RPA Videos

Soeder Passive House Time Lapse

Chang Net Zero Design Video


Lang / St. Marie Net Zero Design Video


Nazareth Residence Design Video


Khabensky Residence Design Video


Minkoff Passive House Design Video

Woodruff Residence Design Video

McCall / Pearre Passive House Design Video

Scranton Passive House Design Video



RPA Technical Content


Winter Comfort Survey Infographic

Scranton Passive House Detail

Nazareth Residence Deatils

RPA Passive House Wall Assembly

Milford Community House Wall Assembly

RPA Scranton Data Sheet



RPA Presentations

Case Study of the Scranton Passive House

Living with Passive House- Case Studies of the Human Experience

Low Energy Building Design Morphology


RPA Reading List

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language

Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander’s ground breaking book first published in 1977. It is part 2 of a 3-part trilogy about the nature of the built environment. A Pattern Language includes 253 universal patterns of human nature. Selecting and organizing the relevant patterns to solve a design problem forms “a pattern language”. Each pattern consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution.

How Buildings Learn

How Buildings Learn

Stewart Brand

Written by Stewart Brand, who brought us “The Whole Earth” catalog, “How Buildings Learn” explores what happens to buildings after they’re built. These post construction insights allow us to “design-in” the inevitable evolution of our rooms and spaces.

The Ultimate House Book

The Ultimate House Book

Terrance Conran

The third edition of Terrance Conran’s well-organized approach to designing, engineering, and organizing your home environment. Conran’s well illustrated book is is based on simplicity and common sense combined with clean modern design.

An Introduction To Passive House

An Introduction to Passive House

Justin Bere

Authored by Justin Bere, one of the UK’s leading Passive House architects, “ An Introduction to Passive House” contains essays that reveal the technical and creative secrets of Passive House design, as well as case studies of some of the world's best examples of beautiful, modern, sustainable buildings.

Residential Energy

Residential Energy

John T. Krigger

The 6th edition of Residential Energy is a complete reference book on home energy conservation. The fundamentals of buildings science are well organized and clearly explained.

Ecology of Commerce

The Ecology of Commerce

Paul Hawkin

Paul Hawkin defined modern sustainability by simply stating that “you can make money without wrecking the environment”.



Allison Arieff

A good introduction to prefabricated houses from Allison Arieff, the editor of Dwell magazine. Prefab includes a brief history of prefabrication and over 25 modern cases studies in factory built housing.



Witold Rybczynski

A social, cultural, spatial, and philosophical journey through the history of the idea or “home”.