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Passive Housing: A Smarter Way of Living [Infographic] - Greener Ideal (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/28/2018 - 6:12am

Passive Housing: A Smarter Way of Living [Infographic]
Greener Ideal (blog)
Did you know that passive housing can help you to save 90% of the energy that you'd use in a conventional home? Or that a building must use no more than 15 kilowatt hours of electricity per square metre in a year for it to obtain passive house status?

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Saanich divided over green-homes 'showcase' that goes against grain - Times Colonist

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:53am

Times Colonist

Saanich divided over green-homes 'showcase' that goes against grain
Times Colonist
Passive House buildings consume up to 90 per cent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings. Barbon said the proposed homes aim for 70 per cent. Plans call for “Step 5” energy efficiency, which means they are net-zero, producing at ...

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3M to be honored with sustainability award - Brookings Register

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 7:57am

Brookings Register

3M to be honored with sustainability award
Brookings Register
Other winners of this year's Sustainability Awards – Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie, SDSU Department of Architecture's Passive House, and Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge – will be honored alongside 3M at the Mayor's Awards presentation, which also ...

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Passive Houses: cooler inside! - Construction and Maintenance News

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 9:45am

Construction and Maintenance News

Passive Houses: cooler inside!
Construction and Maintenance News
On hot summer days, Passive House buildings can be noticeably cooler than conventional buildings. The excellent level of thermal insulation keeps the heat out, coupled with effective strategies such as "passive night cooling" ensure com- fort in the ...

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Saanich divided over green-homes 'showcase' that goes against grain - Times Colonist

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 2:51am

Times Colonist

Saanich divided over green-homes 'showcase' that goes against grain
Times Colonist
Passive House buildings consume up to 90 per cent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings. Barbon said the proposed homes aim for 70 per cent. Plans call for “Step 5” energy efficiency, which means they are net-zero, producing at ...

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Diane Freaney puts down roots with Emerson Street House - Hollywood Star News

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 8:56pm

Hollywood Star News

Diane Freaney puts down roots with Emerson Street House
Hollywood Star News
“For the first time in my life, I wanted to be rooted,” said Freaney, who designed and built a passive house which theoretically produces more energy than it consumes. She built an 800-square foot accessory dwelling unit as her primary residence, and ...

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First Nation community centre embraces Passive House standard - Journal of Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 4:16am

Journal of Commerce

First Nation community centre embraces Passive House standard
Journal of Commerce
The Ts'kw'aylaxw Cultural and Community Health Centre was built for the Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation using Passive House principles for practical reasons. Unison Architecture designed the project and began their work with a feasibility study in 2015 that ...

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Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution - Earth911.com

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 2:02am

Earth911.com

Common Sources of Indoor Air Pollution
Earth911.com
Zehnder heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems are the most energy efficient HRV systems on the market and some models are certified by the Passive House Institute. Zehnder ComfoAir HRV systems have fine filters available that can remove pollen, dust, ...

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People on the move: 8/20/2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 2:00am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People on the move: 8/20/2018
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The contribution will help support the construction of CLP – Carrick to Passive House high performance building standards, which reduces the building's ecological footprint and results in an ultra-low energy building that requires little energy for ...

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Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Bring Energy-Efficient Innovation to Affordable Housing - Montpelier Bridge

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 6:50am

Montpelier Bridge

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Bring Energy-Efficient Innovation to Affordable Housing
Montpelier Bridge
Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is one of eight Habitat affiliates in Vermont with the mission to build affordable, decent housing in partnership with low-income families. Habitat's recent project was a “passive house” in East Montpelier ...

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Energy-efficient Second and Delaware apartment project is back on, developer says - Kansas City Star

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 1:55pm

Kansas City Star

Energy-efficient Second and Delaware apartment project is back on, developer says
Kansas City Star
Arnold said the project will be the largest Passive House-certified building in the world. “I started off as an architect, and I got frustrated seeing developers make what in my mind were short-sighted decisions based solely on what is the first cost ...

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Washington's first passive house apartment building opens soon in Seattle - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 2:22pm

Washington's first passive house apartment building opens soon in Seattle
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
West Seattle-based NK Architects, North America's leading passive house designer, designed Pax Futura to use up to 90 percent less heating and cooling energy than standard buildings. This is done by installing high-performance windows, extra-thick ...

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Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:50am

Treehugger

Here's the dirt on a rammed-earth renovation in Australia
Treehugger
Add heritage preservation, passive house design and a butterfly roof and it pushes a lot of buttons around here. Victoria may be the smallest state in Australia, but there is a lot going on there, and its capital, Melbourne, was just dethroned after ...

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Tall wood BC research building demonstrates Passive House benefits - Construction Canada

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 10:39am

Construction Canada

Tall wood BC research building demonstrates Passive House benefits
Construction Canada
WIRL set a new standard for airtightness, securing the best North American result of any building using the internationally recognized Passive House standard, according to UNBC. The testing protocol involves both pressurizing and depressurizing the ...

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George and Amal Clooney's supposed illegal Soho rental hits the market for $16M - 6Sqft (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 9:40am

6Sqft (blog)

George and Amal Clooney's supposed illegal Soho rental hits the market for $16M
6Sqft (blog)
... feet of outdoor space, which includes a multi-level garden and roof deck. It has automated shades, walnut floors, three fireplaces, and Passive House features. [Listing: 116 Sullivan Street by David Kornmeier and Nicole Palermo of Brown Harris ...

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Treehaus combines contemporary design and passive energy in the Utah forest - Inhabitat

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:00am

Treehaus combines contemporary design and passive energy in the Utah forest
Inhabitat
If you were lucky enough to have a treehouse as a child, you understand the thrill of having the wonders of nature at your fingertips instead of admiring them from afar. Now you can live every day in that wonderland in a home just put on the market in ...

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Hobbit Hollow for Sale in Upstate New York - Greenroofs.com (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 1:24pm

Greenroofs.com (blog)

Hobbit Hollow for Sale in Upstate New York
Greenroofs.com (blog)
Jim's cast-in-place concrete roof, earth sheltered Passive House is very energy-efficient and he says it uses 90 percent less energy to heat and cool it compared to the average home. Along with a beautiful living roof, Hobbit Hollows' sustainable ...

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A hotter topic: Building heat resilience into multifamily housing - WHYY

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:17am

WHYY

A hotter topic: Building heat resilience into multifamily housing
WHYY
A passive house, one with a good thermal envelope and insulation and that doesn't rely on mechanical solutions for climatization, is the ideal, he said. Apartments built under that energy-efficiency standard can be habitable for up to a week during a ...

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Our top properties of the week - The Spaces

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 5:00am

The Spaces

Our top properties of the week
The Spaces
It might not be up in the tree canopy, as its name suggests, but this blackened house in Summit Park blends with the surrounding pines and makes the most of its sloping plot. The passive house is arranged vertically, with four twisted levels. Interiors ...

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Coming soon: net-zero-energy units for rent - Daily Journal of Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 2:16pm

Daily Journal of Commerce

Coming soon: net-zero-energy units for rent
Daily Journal of Commerce
Plus, the Tillamook Row structures are being built to Passive House standards, which are meant to produce superior indoor air quality and greatly reduced heating and cooling needs. Typically, a house meeting those standards consumes around 70 percent ...

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