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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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Passive House experts gather in Vancouver - Construction Canada

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:49am

Construction Canada

Passive House experts gather in Vancouver
Construction Canada
Across Canada, a multitude of Passive House buildings are built, under construction, or in the design phase. Adoption of Passive House methods is particularly strong in Vancouver, where these structures represent 20 per cent of rezoning applications.

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Solar-powered home takes advantage of Silicon Valley's mild climate - Inhabitat

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 8:05am

Solar-powered home takes advantage of Silicon Valley's mild climate
Inhabitat
We first were introduced to Moskovitz in 2012 when she and her firm completed the Tighthouse, the first certified Passive House in NYC. While designing her passive house, Moskovitz couldn't find many case studies on other similar houses and she felt ...

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Solis Condos Coming to Capitol Hill - seattlepi.com (blog)

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

Solis Condos Coming to Capitol Hill
seattlepi.com (blog)
Solis condominiums are coming to Capitol Hill. The building will be constructed at 1300 E Pike St and will be built using super-green “passive house” design and constructions methods. Solis will be a 6 story building with 45 condominium homes. The ...

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Claire Gear Joins Shelburne Craft School as Executive Director - Seven Days

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

Seven Days

Claire Gear Joins Shelburne Craft School as Executive Director
Seven Days
I worked professionally as an architect on high-performance and passive-house buildings that were focused on reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and making our buildings very energy efficient. I [also] helped manage my husband's sports-medicine and ...

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Realogics Sotheby's International Realty and Solterra Announce 45-unit Solis Condominiums - Capitol Hill's First New ... - Markets Insider

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:09pm

Realogics Sotheby's International Realty and Solterra Announce 45-unit Solis Condominiums - Capitol Hill's First New ...
Markets Insider
The progressive six-story development is targeting Passive House certification – the first of its kind condominium project in Seattle, which aims to achieve an 80% reduction in its use of energy for heating and cooling. The first new construction "for ...

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Passive House Institute - STL.News (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 3:09pm

STL.News (blog)

Passive House Institute
STL.News (blog)
CHICAGO/ August 07, 2018 (STL.News) In a major development for the Great Lakes region and the City of Chicago, the Passive House Institute (PHI) has certified its first building in the State of Illinois, Ellis Passivhaus. This completes a process that ...

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