Chesapeake Passive House is a consulting firm specializing in Passive House design and construction methodology. We combine the reduction of environmental impacts from an energetic perspective with a concern for, and knowledge of, natural materials selection and a broad set of sustainability criteria to deliver holistic, environmentally responsive design consulting.
We believe leaving our children a healthy planet with a stable climate is our ethical responsibility and the most compelling design challenge of our generation. We are dedicated to optimizing building efficiency, minimizing embodied toxicity and energy, and sustaining the health of humans that will inhabit our spaces and the planet we all depend on.
Chesapeake Passive House collaborates with architects, builders, and clients to offer advice on practical application of Passive House building principles suitable to the North American architecture and building practices.
MICHAEL R. HINDLE, CPHC
Michael began his inquiry into sustainable architecture while teaching on an Architecture Design Studio faculty panel at Miami University of Ohio in 2003. Beginning in 2008 he worked as a designer and draftsman with a Baltimore residential architecture firm and researched ways to deepen the firm’s commitment to environmental practice.
In 2010, Michael became one of only 230 Certified Passive House Consultants in the nation and is principal of Chesapeake Passive House. Michael subsequently founded, and is currently the President of the Capitol Passive House Alliance. He served on Baltimore City’s Sustainability Commission Water Working Group. He was a Baltimore City Sustainability Commission Community Ambassador, and a member of Baltimore County’s Sustainability Network Building and Energy Focus Group. Michael spoke at the 2010 Passive House Conference in Portland and the USGBC Maryland’s LEED for Homes Committee introduction to Passive House.
Michael has been active in various state, local, and federal energy efficiency and climate change legislation lobbying efforts in cooperation with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and Environment Maryland. Recently Michael was a key advisor to Baltimore County Councilman Vince Gardina on Baltimore County’s High Performance Homes Bill 43-10 and other energy performance related legislation.