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House Beautiful: Passive House a green dream come true - Times Colonist

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:23pm

Times Colonist

House Beautiful: Passive House a green dream come true
Times Colonist
The Passive House concept originated in Europe in the late 1980s, when two professors with a deep interest in energy and the role it played in building design collaborated. They devised strict design and building principles to create dwellings that ...

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Narrow route to the deep warmth - The Times

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:06pm

The Times

Narrow route to the deep warmth
The Times
Designing a home to take advantage of the sun's free heat is a big part of what makes a passive house passive. So how do you meet the low-energy standard when your narrow site faces away from the sun and is overshadowed by neighbouring houses and ...

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House Beautiful: A green dream come true - Times Colonist

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:50am

Times Colonist

House Beautiful: A green dream come true
Times Colonist
Cassidy's curiosity about this type of house design and construction style was piqued during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler. Austria House was a certified Passive House that caught the building inspector's eye. He remembered it well when it came ...

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The solar eclipse may knock 9000 Megawatts of solar power offline - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:57am

Treehugger

The solar eclipse may knock 9000 Megawatts of solar power offline
Treehugger
It's why I am such a big fan of Passive House, the standard of super-insulation and sealing that makes a house or building resilient. Passive Houses will be laughing at the eclipse on Monday; the sun could be blotted out for days and they wouldn't ...

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Passive House beats building code box in Ice Box Challenge - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:48am

Passive House beats building code box in Ice Box Challenge
Treehugger
On July 27, members of Passivehouse Canada loaded a tonne (1000 kilograms, 1.1 American Tons) of ice into two boxes in Vancouver; one box was built to the Passive House standard of insulation, and one to the British Columbia building code standard for ...

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City of Vancouver creates icy challenge to promote 'passive home' design - CBC.ca

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:39pm

CBC.ca

City of Vancouver creates icy challenge to promote 'passive home' design
CBC.ca
To prove it, the city recently staged a challenge with private company Passive House Canada to demonstrate the energy efficiency of a passive home. At the end of July, two mini houses were built at the Olympic Village — one was constructed to the ...

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West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Residents - CityLand

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:00am

CityLand

West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Residents
CityLand
The building would be energy efficient to passive house standards. Both facades would be shaped into curved forms, creating undulation on both facades. The depth of the undulations would increase as the facade rose. The undulations would create a ...

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PassivHaus brings unique approach to Cincy sustainability - Soapbox Cincinnati

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:04pm

PassivHaus brings unique approach to Cincy sustainability
Soapbox Cincinnati
Ronald Vieira, founder of PassivHaus, has been conducting research to figure out how to decrease the extra expenses people have to pay for in order to build a "passive house." While there are several passive houses currently being constructed in ...

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Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to Showcase "Women Build: She Nailed It" Affordable Housing Project at Ivy ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:22pm

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to Showcase "Women Build: She Nailed It" Affordable Housing Project at Ivy ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Since 2010, the organization has completed and rehabilitated nearly 30 homes in the neighborhood, which were all built to LEED, Earthcraft, or Passive House standards to decrease environmental impact and energy costs, making the homes even more ...

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Our Home — Home Energy Upgrades - Athens Messenger (registration)

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 2:07am

Our Home — Home Energy Upgrades
Athens Messenger (registration)
But to all those who continue to push the envelope to better our environment and lower our carbon footprint, please keep up the good work. * * *. Jason Morosko is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Vice President of Engineering at Ultimate Air ...

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Innovation at 72 design firms - Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:57am

Innovation at 72 design firms
Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)
Hosted several day-long workshops on passive house design. DGA Creating “translational medicine” facilities, where cell/gene therapy helps create new medical treatments. E4H Architecture Merged three firms to create a single healthcare-only ...

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Approaching the Challenges of Sustainable Home Design - Builder Magazine

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:52am

Approaching the Challenges of Sustainable Home Design
Builder Magazine
... upkeep or repairs. Design to optimize material usage and naturally occurring energy sources. Iconic examples include passive house design, advanced framing concepts, solar energy systems, geothermal systems, and reduction of conditioned floor space.

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Australian High Rise Buildings Need to Cut Their Window Dependency - Sourceable

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:57pm

Sourceable

Australian High Rise Buildings Need to Cut Their Window Dependency
Sourceable
Compare so many of Australia's high rise buildings with the Cornell Tech Building in New York. This 26-storey, 350-unit residential building on Roosevelt Island on the East River is the largest Passive House-certified structure in the world. And it was ...

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The Sustainable Market Grows - Engineering News-Record (subscription)

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:14am

Engineering News-Record (subscription)

The Sustainable Market Grows
Engineering News-Record (subscription)
Further, some designers see alternatives to LEED v4 becoming more prominent. “I do see lots of other options beyond LEED that are getting increased interest from clients and local authorities. WELL, Fitwel, Passive House and Living Buildings are just a ...

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Local builder provides Passive House concept - Minden Times

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:33am

Minden Times

Local builder provides Passive House concept
Minden Times
When Minden's Marci Mandel and her husband Alan Clark were considering a home for their golden years they never thought of the Passive House standard until a local builder started offering the service, steps from family living in Minden's downtown.

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New renderings of East Harlem's Sendero Verde, the country's will-be largest passive house project - 6Sqft (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:25am

6Sqft (blog)

New renderings of East Harlem's Sendero Verde, the country's will-be largest passive house project
6Sqft (blog)
Despite Mayor de Blasio's success meeting his affordable housing goals, East Harlem has fallen behind. As 6sqft recently reported, out of the 21,963 new units added in 2016, just 249 were built in East Harlem, prompting the city to expedite the ...

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European developers plan Chicago modular home development - Construction Dive

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:26am

European developers plan Chicago modular home development
Construction Dive
Green builders like Maine-based Ecocor are using the method for the control that factory-based building affords over site conditions. The company is using offsite panelized construction to build large components for its homes, which meet Passive House ...

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Tillamook Row breaks 'green' ground in Eliot for 'missing middle' - Hollywood Star News

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:53pm

Hollywood Star News

Tillamook Row breaks 'green' ground in Eliot for 'missing middle'
Hollywood Star News
“All five buildings in this multi-family project were designed to meet the Passive House standard and produce all or more of their own energy from rooftop solar arrays, allowing them to achieve net-zero energy performance.” City planners and policy ...

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Maine Builder Launches R&D Lab - Builder Magazine

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:31am

Builder Magazine

Maine Builder Launches R&D Lab
Builder Magazine
Drawing on the firm's experience in Passive House design and construction, the GO Lab will identify critical gaps and opportunities in the construction marketplace and respond with next-generation building products that make use of Maine's abundant ...

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Harlem Welcomes Manhattan's First Passive House - Architectural Digest

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:36pm

Architectural Digest

Harlem Welcomes Manhattan's First Passive House
Architectural Digest
Buildings created in the Passive House standard have an "envelope" that's completely sealed to stop air leakage, Benedict explains, which is achieved using highly insulated materials. "Passive House, as a general rule, relies on the enclosure of the ...

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