Passive House News

Parsons School of Design unveils sustainable public seating in New York City - Inhabitat

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Parsons School of Design unveils sustainable public seating in New York City
Inhabitat
Having won the Affordability category during the competition, the home is continuing with additional accolades and is the first Passive House in the District of Columbia and a recipient of a Mayor's Sustainability Award. Next year, a second family will ...

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Green construction a passion for Duluth architect - BusinessNorth.com

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BusinessNorth.com

Green construction a passion for Duluth architect
BusinessNorth.com
Rather than a traditional mechanical engineering approach that focuses on sizing mechanical systems-based issues like occupancy and airflow, Coulson uses the Passive House computer program for energy modeling that takes a completely different angle.

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What It's Really Like to Live in an Ecovillage Community - Earth911.com

Passive House Google feed - 13 hours 17 min ago

Earth911.com

What It's Really Like to Live in an Ecovillage Community
Earth911.com
Automobile access is limited to the north side of the property, and a pedestrian path, not a road, connects the homes. Two-thirds of the units are solar powered and they are all built to the Passive House Standard, a rigorous German standard for energy ...

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Take a peek inside Sol-Lux Alpha's sustainable luxury condos - SFGate

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 8:40pm

SFGate

Take a peek inside Sol-Lux Alpha's sustainable luxury condos
SFGate
Sol-Lux Alpha is the nation's first condominium complex to pair nanogrid technology with "Passive House" certification, meaning it's a highly efficient structure able to produce, store and manage all of its own energy. Designed to consume 80 to 90 ...

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New state-of-the-art luxury condominiums enable carbon neutral living - SFGate

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:55am

SFGate

New state-of-the-art luxury condominiums enable carbon neutral living
SFGate
Now that they've accomplished the feat of pairing Passive House certification with a nanogrid in a high-density project, Klein said he's inspired to replicate this model in other parts of San Francisco. He hinted that the site could be in SOMA, but ...

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First multi-family passive house development in Squamish set to break ground this summer - Squamish Chief

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:50am

Squamish Chief

First multi-family passive house development in Squamish set to break ground this summer
Squamish Chief
Tyler and Loren Ovington of LTO Developments are hoping to break ground this summer on TarsemHaus, the first multi-family "passive house" development in Squamish. The development would include eight townhomes with three to four bedrooms each at ...

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Buckhorn Place's light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes - Dezeen

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 7:06am

Dezeen

Buckhorn Place's light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes
Dezeen
Canadian firm Burgers Architecture constructed this mountainside residence from prefabricated volumes so it could be quickly assembled between British Columbia's snow seasons. Buckhorn Place is perched on a hilltop and protected by dense trees that ...

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Sustainable, affordable housing sprouts in Newburyport - The Daily News of Newburyport

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:03am

Sustainable, affordable housing sprouts in Newburyport
The Daily News of Newburyport
The staff developed a concrete tilt-up wall system that achieves Passive House and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certifications. On the coldest night of winter, designers predicted it will require the energy equivalent of a ...

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Sol Lux Alpha, the first US Passive House condo building - SFGate

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:14am

SFGate

Sol Lux Alpha, the first US Passive House condo building
SFGate
Passive House strategies rely on careful engineering and craftsmanship to significantly reduce air infiltration in and out of each unit. This method creates a sealed, clean and comfortable environment that is essentially dust-free and quiet. An energy ...

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Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line - GreenBiz

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:07am

GreenBiz

Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line
GreenBiz
Second, they use passive house strategies, prioritizing a tight and well-insulated building envelope and high-efficiency systems to keep energy use down. Third, they have a strong feedback loop between the design and construction teams for evaluating ...

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The Ice Box Challenge pits Passive House vs Regular House, on public display this summer in New York - Archinect

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:48am

Archinect

The Ice Box Challenge pits Passive House vs Regular House, on public display this summer in New York
Archinect
The Challenge, which has popped up in Brussels, Seattle, Vancouver, and now New York City, involves two small sheds—one built to Passive House Standards, and the other, to the local city's building codes. One ton of ice is then placed inside each, and ...

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Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms - Mainebiz

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:49am

Mainebiz

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms
Mainebiz
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the college's commitment to carbon neutrality. The four buildings, which will house 22 students each, are on 3.56 acres on Park Row, next to ...

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Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms - Mainebiz

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:49am

Mainebiz

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms
Mainebiz
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the college's commitment to carbon neutrality. The four buildings, which will house 22 students each, are on 3.56 acres on Park Row, next to ...

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Passive House open house, workshop planned - Brookings Register

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:48am

Brookings Register

Passive House open house, workshop planned
Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – An open house and on-site presentation of South Dakota State University's Passive House project at 902 Third Ave. in Brookings will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Department of Architecture faculty members will lead a discussion of this ...

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The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings - GreenBiz

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:09am

The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings
GreenBiz
As another criterion for Powerhouse certification, a building must also meet the Passive House Norwegian Standard 3701. A passive house is one that takes advantage of passive energy such as sunlight for light heating needs and uses continuous ...

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Passive Solar Design vs Passive House - Architecture and Design

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 7:28pm

Architecture and Design

Passive Solar Design vs Passive House
Architecture and Design
Passive House (or PassivHaus to our European cousins) is taking off in a big way in Australia but what it is and how is it different to Passive Design or Passive Solar Design. Here at Envirotecture we have been designing Passive Solar homes for nearly ...

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Foreign countries help Ukraine in implementation of telemedicine - Kyiv Post

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:17am

Kyiv Post

Foreign countries help Ukraine in implementation of telemedicine
Kyiv Post
Foreign countries help Ukraine in carrying out the implementation of the telemedicine program, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “Computer programs that will provide telemedicine to us will come from Canada. The German experience will be ...
Foreign countries help Ukraine in implementation of telemedicine – PoroshenkoInterfax-Ukraine

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Passive House is on the rise in Australia - The Fifth Estate

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:09pm

The Fifth Estate

Passive House is on the rise in Australia
The Fifth Estate
The South Pacific Passive House Conference wrapped up late on Sunday 6 May following a packed day of site tours that included the presentation of a certification plaque for a recently completed house by Maxa Design. The record attendance and breadth of ...

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Brechin United Church redevelopment receives city's blessing - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:01am

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Brechin United Church redevelopment receives city's blessing
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Work on a whole different kind of Brechin United Church can now begin. Nanaimo city council, at a meeting last Monday, unanimously approved a development permit for the church, located at 2020 Estevan Rd. A new, smaller church will be part of a ...

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Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change: Valley Views - cleveland.com

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 9:08am

cleveland.com

Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change: Valley Views
cleveland.com
The school opened a new building this year constructed according to the sustainable building standard of the Passive House Institute. It is the first school in the Midwest to use the standard, which strives to cut energy consumption by 90 percent and ...

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