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What's in a name? I am going to use Passivhaus, not Passive House - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 6:04am

Treehugger

What's in a name? I am going to use Passivhaus, not Passive House
Treehugger
Most of the English-speaking world has settled on Passive House, but I am tired of being confused. Passivhaus is the term used since 1996 by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Germany to define a particular form of high-performance building with a lot of ...

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What's happening at 90 design firms - Building Design + Construction (press release)

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 9:22am

Building Design + Construction (press release)

What's happening at 90 design firms
Building Design + Construction (press release)
ASHLEY MCGRAW ARCHITECTS Designing high-performance projects based on Passive House principles. BALLINGER “B:Flex” program lets employees customize their schedules for smoother work-life balance. BERGMANN Using 3D model printing for ...

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Passive building key to one Coquitlam development - The Tri-City News

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 8:58am

The Tri-City News

Passive building key to one Coquitlam development
The Tri-City News
This is not the first time Kennedy and his company, Cornerstone Architecture, has been involved in developing a Passive House. Earlier this year, an 85-unit market rental building in Vancouver called The Heights opened at Skeena and Hastings streets ...

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Germán Velázquez proves that tall Passivhaus can be beautiful - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 8:34am

Germán Velázquez proves that tall Passivhaus can be beautiful
Treehugger
Where most architects these days can use floor to ceiling glass, Passive House windows are very expensive. Where many buildings have jogs and other architectural elements that can add visual excitement, every jog on a Passive House has a cost, so they ...

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Module sells first home - Pittsburgh Business Times

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:44am

Pittsburgh Business Times

Module sells first home
Pittsburgh Business Times
Module, a Pittsburgh-based technology startup that builds modern, adaptable houses, recently pre-sold its first home to a local customer, said Module CEO Bryan Gaudio. Module launched a little over two years ago. The company built a 200-square-foot ...

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88-metre high building world's tallest Passive House - Construction and Maintenance News

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 6:30am

Construction and Maintenance News

88-metre high building world's tallest Passive House
Construction and Maintenance News
The developers and architects had set very high goals. With the Bolueta building they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. The project participants have successfully ...

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Sustainable house design achievable for the everyday homeowner - Ballarat Courier

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:38am

Ballarat Courier

Sustainable house design achievable for the everyday homeowner
Ballarat Courier
Passive house design was the topic of conversation at Ballarat event 'Green Drinks' on Thursday night. Community members interested in sustainable living options met at Main Bar Ballarat to discuss ideas and hear from Green Point Design's Eric Zehrung .

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World's tallest Passive House completed by VArquitectos​ in Spain - Archinect

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:54pm

Archinect

World's tallest Passive House completed by VArquitectos​ in Spain
Archinect
Achieving the energy efficient Passive House Standard means Bolueta will consume about 90% less heating energy than an existing building, and about 75% less energy than an average new construction. Bolueta by VArquitectos, located in Bilbao, Spain.

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To renovate or not to renovate? - Curbed

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 5:00am

Curbed

To renovate or not to renovate?
Curbed
Similarly, it's a common fallacy that (unless you are renovating your house to passive house energy standards) new windows are more energy efficient or durable than historic ones. First, it will take up to 240 years to recoup enough money from energy ...

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Can a three-story building be net-zero with its own solar panels? - Concord Monitor

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 1:27pm

Concord Monitor

Can a three-story building be net-zero with its own solar panels?
Concord Monitor
People tend to over-estimate how much electricity is put out by solar panels, so I was very dubious when I heard that a 29-unit apartment complex coming to West Lebanon would get all of its energy, including heating and cooling, strictly from panels on ...

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SPONSORED: Solis, the most intriguing new condo building to come to Capitol Hill in over a decade - CHS Blog (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 09/04/2018 - 8:01am

SPONSORED: Solis, the most intriguing new condo building to come to Capitol Hill in over a decade
CHS Blog (blog)
CHS reported in August on the coming new project at 13th and Pike set to replace the old Fran's Chocolate offices on the northeast corner with a Weber Thompson-designed six-story building on pace to be Seattle's first ever Passive House condominium ...

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Can a three-story building really get all its energy from its own solar panels? - Concord Monitor

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:12pm

Concord Monitor

Can a three-story building really get all its energy from its own solar panels?
Concord Monitor
When finished next year, it will be almost unique: There's a similar “passive house” senior housing complex being built in Gilford, but that's it for New Hampshire. This technology is important because reducing energy usage by buildings is at least as ...

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Roof Maker Case Study: Malvern Hills - Glass on Web

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 2:11am

Glass on Web

Roof Maker Case Study: Malvern Hills
Glass on Web
When Worcester based architect Nick Carroll was approached to design a Passive House inspired home that would be built on the very cliff face of the Malvern Hills, he knew it would be a once in a lifetime project for its owners.

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Owners show off Prairies' first energy-efficient 'passive home' - CTV News

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 09/02/2018 - 7:22am

CTV News

Owners show off Prairies' first energy-efficient 'passive home'
CTV News
Spinney and Knott own the first house in Saskatchewan or its neighbouring provinces to be certified as a passive house by the Passive House Institute. The German institute defines a passive house as a building standard which requires homes to be ...

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Saskatoon couple becomes owners of prairies first 'certified passive home' - CTV News

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 09/01/2018 - 5:25pm

CTV News

Saskatoon couple becomes owners of prairies first 'certified passive home'
CTV News
A passive house only uses ten per cent of the energy needed to heat the average Saskatchewan home. It does not have a gas furnace, instead it uses a heat recovery ventilation system. Where air is constantly circulating with hot and cold air mixing ...

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GO Homes are predesigned, prefabricated, Passivhaus and possibly perfect - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:34am

Treehugger

GO Homes are predesigned, prefabricated, Passivhaus and possibly perfect
Treehugger
Back in 2012, when we still did the Best of Green awards, I gave one to the Go Home built in 2010, which I described as proof that “one can in fact build a very attractive, beautifully proportioned home that meets the Passive House standard for a ...

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Calgary home certified as Alberta's 1st 'passive house' - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/31/2018 - 4:37am

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Calgary home certified as Alberta's 1st 'passive house'
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
A family's home in northwest Calgary has become the first in the province to be certified by the Passive House Institute — considered the gold standard for sustainable building. Ania Kania-Richmond says special energy efficient features heat her ...

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Calgary home certified as Alberta's 1st 'passive house' - CBC.ca

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:00am

CBC.ca

Calgary home certified as Alberta's 1st 'passive house'
CBC.ca
A family's home in northwest Calgary has become the first in the province to be certified by the Passive House Institute — considered the gold standard for sustainable building. Ania Kania-Richmond says special energy efficient features heat her ...

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Australian Passive House Association first bi-annual Sydney Symposium - Architecture and Design

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 10:51pm

Architecture and Design

Australian Passive House Association first bi-annual Sydney Symposium
Architecture and Design
This first major Sydney Australian Passive House Association event will cover topics including 'Responsible Housing and the Social & Environmental Implications', 'Implementing Passive House in Australia', and to look at technical details, a Southern ...

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Saskatoon homeowners celebrate first Passive House Institute certification on the prairies - CBC.ca

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 4:40pm

CBC.ca

Saskatoon homeowners celebrate first Passive House Institute certification on the prairies
CBC.ca
A Saskatoon couple is celebrating their passive house on the prairies. It's the first home in the prairie provinces to be certified to meet international standards set by the Passive House Institute of Darmstadt, Germany. Co-owners Holly Ann Knott and ...

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