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"Invisible" tiny house disappears into its surroundings - New Atlas

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 7:03pm

New Atlas

"Invisible" tiny house disappears into its surroundings
New Atlas
The structure is air-tight and meets many Passive House standards from around the world. No mechanical heating or cooling is reportedly needed and any other small energy demands are supplied by a photovoltaic system on one of its glass walls. Rainwater ...

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Crimson Bluffs Home uses passive solar and cooling to weather the extreme Montana seasons - Inhabitat

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:43am

Inhabitat

Crimson Bluffs Home uses passive solar and cooling to weather the extreme Montana seasons
Inhabitat
In a nutshell, the Passive House Design strategy relies on airtight buildings, super insulation, fresh air exchange and precise energy modeling. As a former Inhabitat contributor, I was keen to put Passive House design to the test in the Colorado ...

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The Syrian Seed Bank that Keeps Operating through the War - Earth Island Journal

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:59am

Earth Island Journal

The Syrian Seed Bank that Keeps Operating through the War
Earth Island Journal
... ICARDA has duplicated its collections in seed banks abroad, and made continuous use of regional facilities in Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco. Since 2008, ICARDA staff sent 116,475 additional samples to the Svalbard seed vault. Despite such heroism ...

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A Game Changer for Airtight Construction? - Builder Magazine

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:08am

Builder Magazine

A Game Changer for Airtight Construction?
Builder Magazine
... changes an hour down to less than one—in just a few hours and at a cost of around $1,000 per house. For the most advanced builders, this puts the 0.6 ACH50 Passive House standard within easy reach. For mass-market production builders, it makes ...

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Munich, Manhattan and Mongolia, Global Application of the Passive House Standard - Korea IT Times (press release)

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:27am

Munich, Manhattan and Mongolia, Global Application of the Passive House Standard
Korea IT Times (press release)
[Darmstadt/Munich, Germany] Munich is extensively applying it, so is Manhattan, and Mongolia has just started. What? Energy efficient construction to the Passive House Standard. All three locations have impressive projects that focus on maximum energy ...

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Letter: WWHT excited to break ground on Snow Block - Brattleboro Reformer

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:57am

Letter: WWHT excited to break ground on Snow Block
Brattleboro Reformer
The Snow Block will be certified by the Passive House Institute US and will require almost no energy needed to heat and cool the interior. It will also offer accessible features within the apartments and an elevator access to the upper floors. These ...

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City's affordable one-bedroom rent defined: $1750 per month - Business in Vancouver

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:01am

Business in Vancouver

City's affordable one-bedroom rent defined: $1750 per month
Business in Vancouver
The passive-house concept originated in Europe. It is characterized by very thick walls with extra insulation, an airtight envelope, a heat-recovery ventilation system that brings in fresh air without any heat loss, and high-efficiency doors and ...

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Vancouver fire hall first to be built to Passive House standards - Construction Canada

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:04am

Construction Canada

Vancouver fire hall first to be built to Passive House standards
Construction Canada
It will also serve as a post-disaster citywide emergency hub in the event of an information technology (IT) network breakdown. Therefore, it will be fitted with IT, radio, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and traffic control equipment ...

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Scaling up Passive House Design in Canada - Canadian Architect

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:21pm

Canadian Architect

Scaling up Passive House Design in Canada
Canadian Architect
Across Canada, provincial and municipal levels of government are also raising performance requirements and establishing roadmaps for reaching Net Zero energy and/or carbon performance goals similar to those mandated by the Passive House standard ...

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Spire Landing redefines rental experience for Vancouverites with a ... - Markets Insider

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:56pm

Spire Landing redefines rental experience for Vancouverites with a ...
Markets Insider
VANCOUVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Located in the up-and-coming South Side neighbourhood of Vancouver at Fraser Street and East 57th Avenue, Spire Landing will be Canada's largest multi-unit Passive House development. These exclusive apartments are part ...

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Hamilton Heights parking garages will give way to 150 condos - Curbed NY

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:31am

Curbed NY

Hamilton Heights parking garages will give way to 150 condos
Curbed NY
That being said, the condo building will be located on the same street as Perch Harlem, a swanky residential development that's the city's first market-rate rental built to passive house standards. The condo building site in Hamilton Heights is ...

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Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at ... - Markets Insider

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:24pm

Markets Insider

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at ...
Markets Insider
VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Innovative architectural and structural design in taller and larger mass timber buildings headlined the 2018 Wood Design Awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) this evening. The 14th annual event ...

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Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at ... - Markets Insider

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:24pm

Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at ...
Markets Insider
VANCOUVER, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Innovative architectural and structural design in taller and larger mass timber buildings headlined the 2018 Wood Design Awards event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West) this evening. The 14th annual event ...

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New Bedford Science Cafe to discuss sustainable building ideas - SouthCoastToday.com

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:00pm

New Bedford Science Cafe to discuss sustainable building ideas
SouthCoastToday.com
Advanced construction techniques, thermally sophisticated detailing and designs that maximize solar power all enter in. Duff, a New Bedford resident, believes existing buildings in the port city, rather than being torn down, can have a new life when ...

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Passive House Design: A frontline perspective - Canadian Architect

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:31pm

Canadian Architect

Passive House Design: A frontline perspective
Canadian Architect
First: massively insulated, thermally broken airtight envelope. Second: triple-glazed airtight, thermally broken windows. Third: optimized orientation. Fourth: mechanical ventilation energy recovery. Fifth: optimized functional design. A Passive House ...

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Otak hires McKenna - Daily Journal of Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:28pm

Otak hires McKenna
Daily Journal of Commerce
Otak has hired Casey McKenna to join its architecture team as a senior project manager. He has more than 21 years of experience in architectural design and construction management. McKenna is a licensed architect and a Passive House Institute U.S ...

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Prefabricated mass timber units offer northern building advantages - Journal Of Commerce (blog)

Passive House Google feed - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:00pm

Journal Of Commerce (blog)

Prefabricated mass timber units offer northern building advantages
Journal Of Commerce (blog)
Prefabricated modular and mass timber construction can offer a number of advantages in northern or remote areas, including reducing the need to find skilled labour or paying higher labour costs, says Eric Karsh, a structural engineer and principal of ...

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Living in Greener Houses - Reporter Magazine

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:47pm

Reporter Magazine

Living in Greener Houses
Reporter Magazine
The flies like the warmer, more humid climes of the Southern U.S., so in order to test her idea, Brownell and her team needed to build a special habitat that could withstand the dry, freezing cold Rochester winters without breaking the bank. Brownell's ...

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Vision 2018 | School gone, Roxbury Place in the works - TribDem.com

Passive House Google feed - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 7:36pm

TribDem.com

Vision 2018 | School gone, Roxbury Place in the works
TribDem.com
Because the building will be built according to energy-efficient “passive house” specifications, developers also say electric bills should be low. The former Roxbury School, located at the corner of Franklin and Sell streets, had sat vacant since the ...

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What Is a Passive House? The Next Big Thing in Eco-Friendly Building - Realtor.com News

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:03pm

Realtor.com News

What Is a Passive House? The Next Big Thing in Eco-Friendly Building
Realtor.com News
To qualify officially as a passive house, a home must meet minimum criteria set by the International Passive House Association. Basically it means a house must consume 86% less energy for heating and 46% less for cooling compared with other code ...

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