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Built to Spill - Highlands Current

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:17pm

Built to Spill
Highlands Current
He told her she should consider a “passive” house. “When I explained passive housing to her, she said 'Why would I want to do it any other way,' ” says Hartford. Passive housing refers to designing a house to have as small a carbon footprint as ...

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Housing affordability - Economic feasibility - by Brett Pelletier - New England Real Estate Journal Online

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:17pm

New England Real Estate Journal Online

Housing affordability - Economic feasibility - by Brett Pelletier
New England Real Estate Journal Online
Whether incentivizing energy savings through LEED, Passive House, and Deep Energy Retrofits by underwriting some or all of the projected savings, will help deliver housing more affordably. The appraiser must understand the upside and the ...

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City of Vancouver looks to push emissions to zero - Journal of Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:09pm

Journal of Commerce

City of Vancouver looks to push emissions to zero
Journal of Commerce
“We have eight projects going through the design and construction, including a fire hall that I think is the first passive house fire hall in Canada. It's a small step forward but by the city demonstrating leadership and sharing those learnings it's a ...

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New wood engineering centre officially opens in Prince George - Journal of Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:32am

Journal of Commerce

New wood engineering centre officially opens in Prince George
Journal of Commerce
The research lab cuts energy consumption by up to 90 per cent and uses up to 70 per cent less energy overall compared to a similar standard building, which approaches passive house criteria, explains a release. “This new lab is a magnificent addition ...

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Department of Architecture to hold passive house open house, workshop - SDSU Collegian

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00pm

SDSU Collegian

Department of Architecture to hold passive house open house, workshop
SDSU Collegian
An open house and on-site presentation of South Dakota State University's Passive House project at 902 3rd Avenue in Brookings will be May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. Department of Architecture faculty members will lead a discussion of this student-designed ...

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Super efficient home designed for aging in place - MyAJC

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:12pm

Super efficient home designed for aging in place
MyAJC
OLYMPIA, Wash. — It's hard to know whether that warm golden glow throughout Laura and Kelly Lewis' Olympia-area home radiates from the bright lemon-yellow paint atop its elevated light-diffusing shelves, or from the national first-place awards this ...

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Zero Emissions Building Catalyst Policy is Step Forward for Vancouver - Energy Collective

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 5:22pm

Energy Collective

Zero Emissions Building Catalyst Policy is Step Forward for Vancouver
Energy Collective
Vancouver, B.C.'s Zero Emissions Building Catalyst Policy constitutes a key step in implementing the City's ambitious Zero Emissions Building Plan. This policy will support industry leaders who are working toward meeting the City's goal of realizing a ...

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Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building - Multi-Housing News

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:35pm

Multi-Housing News

Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building
Multi-Housing News
Dan Morrison, a spokesperson for the Chicago-based Passive House Institute U.S., noted that building to Passive House standards entails a learning curve. Builders with experience can meet the standards at a cost just 2 percent higher than conventional ...

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The 1948 Dover Sun House used phase change materials to store heat - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 7:59am

Treehugger

The 1948 Dover Sun House used phase change materials to store heat
Treehugger
Pioneering solar house was designed and engineered by women. Over the years there have been many attempts and building houses that were heated by the sun; In Passive House + Magazine, Dr. Marc Ó Riain has a fresh look at the Dover Sun House, built in ...

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Green Builder Media Announces Green Home of the Year Winners - Benzinga

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 11:12am

Green Builder Media Announces Green Home of the Year Winners
Benzinga
Here's the run-through of eight exemplary and imaginative green homes which took home honors in Green Builder's 10th Annual Green Home of the Year competition. LAKE CITY, Colo. (PRWEB) April 29, 2018. This year's Green Home of the Year award winners ...

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Solar Walls, Trombe Walls, & Passive Solar Heating 101 - CleanTechnica

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 2:24pm

CleanTechnica

Solar Walls, Trombe Walls, & Passive Solar Heating 101
CleanTechnica
April 28th, 2018 by James Ayre. Solar walls, glazed solar collectors, and so-called Trombe walls are all different types of passive solar heating technologies based around the use of materials meant to absorb solar radiation (generally, dark-colored ...

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Just opening on Broadway: The Ice Box Challenge - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 10:15am

Treehugger

Just opening on Broadway: The Ice Box Challenge
Treehugger
That is the Ice Box Challenge. And the top prize is a trip to Brussels, where every building wins. Full Credits: The Challenge was made possible by the Brussels-Capital Region and Brussels Invest & Export / hub.brussels, organized with the Building ...

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Not much to see in Vancouver's first Passive House apartment block - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:11am

Treehugger

Not much to see in Vancouver's first Passive House apartment block
Treehugger
The Heights was the first Passive House apartment block in Vancouver, but there are many more on the boards. For developers, it makes a lot of sense; the cost premium on the windows is mostly offset by the savings in mechanical systems and long-term ...

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Gilford Village Knolls III will be NH's first multifamily passive complex - The Laconia Daily Sun

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:12pm

The Laconia Daily Sun

Gilford Village Knolls III will be NH's first multifamily passive complex
The Laconia Daily Sun
GILFORD — Applications are now being accepted for Gilford Village Knolls III, located at 43 Potter Hill Road in Gilford, which is nearing completion and will provide 24 brand new apartments available for those age 62 and over. Owned and developed by ...

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Passive House poised for institutional uptake - REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:12pm

REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network

Passive House poised for institutional uptake
REMI Network - Real Estate Management Industry Network
Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects in Canada. After being largely limited to residential applications, small institutional projects are ...

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Windham and Windsor Housing Trust committed to passive energy output - vtdigger.org

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:42am

Windham and Windsor Housing Trust committed to passive energy output
vtdigger.org
Joining the ranks of housing developments nationwide, the Windham and Windsor Housing Trust's (WWHT) new housing development project, The Snow Block, will meet criteria from The Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) to obtain a passive building ...

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VRCA announces Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence - Journal of Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:07pm

Journal of Commerce

VRCA announces Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence
Journal of Commerce
Industry and government are coming together to create a focal point for emission reduction in Vancouver. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society have partnered with the City of ...

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Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development - Mainebiz

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:18pm

Mainebiz

Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development
Mainebiz
The conference, Wednesday, May 9, at Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, is a day-long discussion between architects, engineers, builders and developers designed to strengthen the supply chain between wood producers and those who use it, the ...

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Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development - Mainebiz

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:18pm

Mainebiz

Maine Wood Conference looks toward new era of development
Mainebiz
The conference, Wednesday, May 9, at Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, is a day-long discussion between architects, engineers, builders and developers designed to strengthen the supply chain between wood producers and those who use it, the ...

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Passive House standard improves thermal comfort - Climate Control News (press release)

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:53pm

Climate Control News (press release)

Passive House standard improves thermal comfort
Climate Control News (press release)
While there a plenty of benefits associated with the standard there are still obstacles to overcome as Australia is still in the very early stages of the passive house journey. Speaking at a workshop hosted by engineering and infrastructure advisory ...

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