Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Cooling and Heating Division have renewed its sponsorship of the Passive House Alliance-United States.

The nonprofit group supports the establishment of a passive house building energy standard. This is the second year Mitsubishi has supported the organization.

“Since first introducing ductless technology to the U.S. market more than 30 years ago, Mitsubishi Electric has consistently been at the forefront of sustainable building trends,” said Mitsubishi Mark Kuntz, vice president of marketing and engineered solutions at Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Cooling & Heating Division. “Mitsubishi Electric products are energy-efficient and ideal for houses designed to attain passive-house certification. Sponsoring PHA-US and its sustainable initiatives is a natural fit for us.”

A passive house is a well-insulated, almost airtight structure that captures and uses energy from natural resources. Buildings that meet the standard use 80 percent less energy than conventional buildings, and 90 percent less energy for heating.

Mitsubishi will support the organization with training and consultations.