Michael Hindle

Michael Hindle of Passive to Positive

Michael Hindlehe/him


Architecture, Sustainability Consulting

Co-Owner and Principal

Passive to Positive

Baltimore, MD

  • 170K GSF
  • 3 Projects
  • 16 Year Career


We are mission driven towards deep energy, operational carbon , embodied carbon, and embodied toxicity reductions on all of our projects.  We practice a holistic and systemic approach for new construction and Deep Energy Retrofits of all kinds.

Michael Hindle is founder and principal of Passive to POSITIVE, a Building Enclosure and Energy Efficiency consulting firm specializing in PASSIVE HOUSE, Zero Energy, Low Carbon and Resilient Design. He is also co-founder and principal of Common Ecology, a regenerative and permaculture-based design company, focused on regenerative community redevelopment projects. Michael became one of the nation’s first Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHC) in late 2009.  He has consulted on Passive House, zero-energy, and Living Building Challenge projects that include single-family and multi-family residential, mixed-use, and small commercial projects from Washington DC to New Hampshire.  He has experience in both new construction and retrofits, and is committed to low toxicity, low Global Warming Potential, and carbon sequestering building methods. 


Building Types

  • Education K-12
  • Mixed Use
  • Office
  • Residential: Affordable Multi Family
  • Residential: Multi-family
  • Senior Living

Achieved Project Certifications

  • LEED
  • Living Building Challenge
  • ZERH


Weinberg Commons received the 2017 PHIUS Affordable Housing Project of the Year and an honorable mention in the PHIUS Project of the year category.  Old Hopkins Road House received the 2018 PHIUS Source Zero project of the Year.

The Fells Point Passive House won the 2018 AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Award and the 2018 Award for Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Design.


  • Barry Farm - the Asberry

    CPHC, Sustainability Consultan

    Residential: Affordable Multi Family

    Washington, DC | 2024

    99.1K GSF

    Net Zero Ready

  • 11 E Lenox


    Residential: Multi-family

    Boston, MA | 2023

    42.8K GSF

    Net Zero Ready

  • Weinberg Commons

    Sustainability Consultant nad

    Residential: Affordable Multi Family

    Washington, DC | 2015

    28.1K GSF

    Net Zero Ready