Sustainability is a key component of RiseBoro Community Partnership's approach to affordable housing development. Our emphasis on sustainable building methods and energy efficient technologies improves tenant quality of life and reduces utility costs, all while benefitting our planet. RiseBoro is committed to developing affordable housing projects that meet rigorous Passive House standards for energy efficiency and was responsible for the development of the first 100% affordable multi-family passive house in the country, Mennonite United.


Passive House standards dramatically increase energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality, and increase tenant comfort through a variety of innovations:

  • Increased insulation
  • An air-tight building shell
  • Ventilation systems for fresh air flow
  • Well-placed triple pane windows