Passive House News

New, lower cost Nest Thermostat E: First impressions - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:00am

Treehugger

New, lower cost Nest Thermostat E: First impressions
Treehugger
As I mentioned in my post about Nest providing products to low income households, smart(er) thermostats like the Thermostat E will allow us non Passive House dwellers to manage our heating and cooling in leakier homes considerably more efficiently than ...

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World's “tightest house” for sale in Dillingham - KDLG

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:43pm

KDLG

World's “tightest house” for sale in Dillingham
KDLG
Marsik family is moving to Fairbanks and put their record holding efficient house, built in 2011, on the market. A small Dillingham house that holds the unique title of the world's “most airtight residential building” is on the market. The home is ...

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Another reason to love Passive House: it's really quiet - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:25am

Treehugger

Another reason to love Passive House: it's really quiet
Treehugger
When Passive House started in the 90s, it was all about energy, and that is what the basic standard regulates. But saving energy is a hard sell these days when fossil fuels are so cheap, so Passive House people are pivoting to other virtues of Passive ...

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Mid-rise wood-frame construction gets innovative - Construction Canada

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:29am

Construction Canada

Mid-rise wood-frame construction gets innovative
Construction Canada
There is an increasing interest in ultra-low energy buildings that comply with the Passive House standard, along with a growing need to explore new approaches to project delivery, particularly when building on constricted infill lots. There is also a ...

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Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:02am

Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
Others are under construction and many more are at the rezoning stage, including a residence that will house 750 students at the University of Toronto's Scarborough campus and two 40-plus highrise towers in Vancouver that aim to be the tallest passive ...

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Another way to manage cold - Rapid City Journal

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 9:20am

Rapid City Journal

Another way to manage cold
Rapid City Journal
Since then, some features in my house have become more mainstream and energy efficiency has become a more common aspiration. Building science has seen additional advances since the 1980s and I've recognized a few mistakes that I made in building my ...

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Pittsburgh should promote energy-efficient homes - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 9:03pm

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh should promote energy-efficient homes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lucyna de Barbaro, a former telecommunications engineer and particle physics researcher, is an independent energy-efficiency implementer, most recently volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (lucyna.debarbaro@gmail.com). She and ...

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Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:20pm

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
Given Romania's freezing winters, the architects inserted passive house-standard mineral wool insulation into the walls, slabs and flat roofs and optimized solar gain in winter. Natural cross ventilation and daylighting is optimized and pass through ...

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Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project of high efficiency 'passive house' - Daily Republic

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 6:53am

Daily Republic

Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project of high efficiency 'passive house'
Daily Republic
The idea of the passive house fit in well with InSoFast's goals, Scherrer said. The panels created by the Mitchell-based business use high-pressure steam fusion to create closed-cell insulation that is packed with microscopic air spaces, which remain ...

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Real Estate Transfers - Washington Times Herald

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 01/13/2018 - 4:06am

Real Estate Transfers
Washington Times Herald
SW ¼ NE ¼, S9, T3N, R7W; SE ¼, S9, T3N, R7W; pt. SW ¼, S9, T3N, R7W; and pt. NW ¼, S9, T3N, R7W. Olen Jay Wagler and Pauline Wagler to Northern Property & Development LLC, pt. NE ¼ NE ¼, S7, T4N, R5W; SE ¼ NE ¼, S7, T4N, R5W; and NE ¼ SE ¼, S7, T4N ...

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Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house' - West Fargo Pioneer

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:12pm

West Fargo Pioneer

Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house'
West Fargo Pioneer
The idea of the passive house fit in well with InSoFast's goals, he said. The panels created by the Mitchell-based business use high-pressure steam fusion to create closed-cell insulation that is packed with microscopic air spaces, which remain ...

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Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house' - Jamestown Sun

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:12pm

Jamestown Sun

Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house'
Jamestown Sun
Dennis Daugaard when he visited the university in 2015 and spoke on the idea of passive house principles and integrating them into the architecture department at SDSU. Grant funding further helped MacBride and the department to build the passive house ...

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Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house' - West Fargo Pioneer

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:12pm

West Fargo Pioneer

Mitchell company takes part in SDSU project for high efficiency 'passive house'
West Fargo Pioneer
Dennis Daugaard when he visited the university in 2015 and spoke on the idea of passive house principles and integrating them into the architecture department at SDSU. Grant funding further helped MacBride and the department to build the passive house ...

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Bremer Punkt - ARCHITECT Magazine

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:44am

ARCHITECT Magazine

Bremer Punkt
ARCHITECT Magazine
The energy concept is based on a highly insulated building envelope, which roughly correlates to a passive house standard, fulfilling the “standard KfW Effizienzhaus 55”. Energy and water usage is almost completely covered by the individual house's ...

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Brilliant renovation fits three generations in 484 square feet - Curbed

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:03am

Curbed

Brilliant renovation fits three generations in 484 square feet
Curbed
The original structure— built inside of a traditional courtyard—had once been used for storage and needed a major overhaul. Taeubert elected to start fresh and “build a home within a home.” To keep the space from suffering damp walls and floors—a ...

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Green-roofed office is the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe - Inhabitat

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 2:10am

Inhabitat

Green-roofed office is the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe
Inhabitat
Shaped like a cross in aerial view, the HSR timber office stretches horizontally from northeast to southwest and is intersected by a two-story volume with a northwest-southeast orientation. A stairway and a double-height atrium are located at the heart ...

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The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier ... - Markets Insider

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:37pm

The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier ...
Markets Insider
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Homebuilders' (NAHB) awarded AeroBarrier the 2018 Most Innovative Building Product and Best in Show. This year's competition was competitive, receiving 324 entries for nine ...

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The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier - PR Newswire (press release)

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:15pm

The 2018 Most Innovative Building Product Goes to AeroBarrier
PR Newswire (press release)
AeroBarrier makes it easier to meet the stringent leakage requirements of ratings, standards, and codes such as LEED, Passive House, ZERH, and the 2015 IECC. About AeroBarrier AeroBarrier was developed at University of California, Davis, where it ...

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Mixed-Income Seniors Housing Opens in Pittsburgh - Apartment Finance Today

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 1:45pm

Apartment Finance Today

Mixed-Income Seniors Housing Opens in Pittsburgh
Apartment Finance Today
“Designing to Passive House standards provides long-term benefits for every resident, creating apartments that are quiet, comfortable, and extremely well-ventilated, all with exceedingly low utility costs.” Funding for the $15.8 million development ...

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Cutting-edge architect says simplification, integration key to energy efficiency - SW News Media

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 3:41am

Cutting-edge architect says simplification, integration key to energy efficiency
SW News Media
Among them is German-based Passive House, a rigorous standard for energy efficiency. She took Passive House training in 2008. Another is LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This standard is a rating system for green ...

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