Passivhaus Design Atelier

Adam Cohen


 Mr. Cohen is an active member of the following boards:

  • Roanoke Valley Clean Valley Council

  • Roanoke City Clean and Green Comittee

  • USGBC of SWVA Green Schools Committee

  • Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Association

Atelier Role: Project Coordinator (US), Consultant & Designer


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Adam Cohen is a twenty five year veteran of the low energy and ecological building movement.  He holds a degree in Architecture, is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant, a LEED AP and NAHB Green Professional.He has served as a reviewer for over 40 Dept. of Energy grants based on his expertise in high performance thermal envelope design.

Mr Cohen grew up building with his family,  beginning his solo career as a stone mason. He has been in design/build for over two decades, creating unique structures that have won national awards.  He is now offering his services as a Passivhaus Consultant to the public.  In the past, Mr. Cohen has only designed buildings he could build but in an effort to encourage and foster the growth of the Passivhaus movement in the United States, he is offering his consulting and design services in all regions of the United States. 


Member of these organizations:

  • Passive House Institute US
  • International Passive House Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • US Green Building Council
  • American Institute of Building Design
  • Design Build Institute of America   
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