Passive House News

Green apartments planned in NE Minneapolis - Finance and Commerce

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 1:17pm

Green apartments planned in NE Minneapolis
Finance and Commerce
The Hook & Ladder apartments planned for 2212, 2316 and 2320 Jefferson St. NE in Minneapolis will have one conventional apartment building and another built to “passive house” energy standards. (Submitted illustration: LHB Architects). The Landon Group ...

Categories: Passive House News

Multifamily Passive House completed in Vancouver - Treehugger

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 7:18am

Treehugger

Multifamily Passive House completed in Vancouver
Treehugger
It has been said by some that the Passive House standard is too rigid with its "one-size-fits all energy use limits, (well suited to Germany)." But R40 and R60 are not exactly extreme these days. Vancouver has a temperate climate and hits the numbers ...

Categories: Passive House News

Brookings kept building in 2017 - Brookings Register

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:31am

Brookings Register

Brookings kept building in 2017
Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings issued more building permits in 2017 than in 2016, but the total value was down $14 million, according to the city's Engineering & Community Development office. The explanation for the discrepancy is simple: People are ...

Categories: Passive House News

Brookings kept building in 2017 - Brookings Register

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:31am

Brookings Register

Brookings kept building in 2017
Brookings Register
The total valuation for the residential construction was $16.89 million, Pearson said. A big part of the numbers are the housing developments springing up in town. “We do have some developments that have been starting,” Lanning said, including south of ...

Categories: Passive House News

Hershey Montessori School Adds Sustainable Green Classroom Building - Geauga Maple Leaf

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 9:15pm

Geauga Maple Leaf

Hershey Montessori School Adds Sustainable Green Classroom Building
Geauga Maple Leaf
The 97-acre Huntsburg campus of Hershey Montessori School has a new, 13,000-square-foot Upper School classroom building officials say is the first academic building in the Midwest designed with the Passive House Institute of the United States criteria ...

Categories: Passive House News

Vancouver reaches new heights with Passive House complex - Vancouver Courier

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:30pm

Vancouver Courier

Vancouver reaches new heights with Passive House complex
Vancouver Courier
Last summer, Passive House Canada staged an “Ice Box Challenge” to compare how fast a one-tonne block of ice would melt in a super-insulated box built to the Passive House standard, as compared to one built to existing building codes. After three weeks ...

Categories: Passive House News

Hershey Montessori School to host grand opening at new Upper School in Huntsburg Township - News-Herald.com

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 7:11pm

News-Herald.com

Hershey Montessori School to host grand opening at new Upper School in Huntsburg Township
News-Herald.com
“The highly energy efficient building... will be the first school in the Midwest designed with Passive House Institute of the United States (PHIUS) criteria,” reads a Jan. 26 news release about the grand opening celebration. Ben Bowman, the school's ...

Categories: Passive House News

Seattle Duplexes Showcase Sustainable Luxury - Builder Magazine

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:29am

Builder Magazine

Seattle Duplexes Showcase Sustainable Luxury
Builder Magazine
Anthony Maschmedt, founder and principal of Seattle-based Dwell Development, prefers to use a different term than “duplex” to describe his new project in Kirkland, Wash. “This is luxury housing—they're two large single-family homes that just happen to ...

Categories: Passive House News

Are green homes worth it in the long run? - The Hindu

Passive House Google feed - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:19am

Are green homes worth it in the long run?
The Hindu
Wall paints are the leading cause of indoor air pollution. And that's why today, eco-friendly, non-VOC paints are in such high demand. These paints contribute to your well-being by bringing down the health hazards caused by inhaling the fumes of their ...

Google News
Categories: Passive House News

'Casa Pollo' Is An Eco-Friendly Home Built From Recycled Materials - Green Matters

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:14am

'Casa Pollo' Is An Eco-Friendly Home Built From Recycled Materials
Green Matters
This is a smaller passive house that focuses on energy efficiency. While most of the inside is illuminated with its large windows, bedrooms on opposite sides of the structure retain privacy. The public, open area of the household features a kitchen ...

Categories: Passive House News

BC building sets air tightness record - The Rocky Mountain Goat

Passive House Google feed - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:00am

The Rocky Mountain Goat

BC building sets air tightness record
The Rocky Mountain Goat
Erik Olofsson, is a certified Passive House builder who grew up in Valemount and has built two very efficient homes in the valley, one of them is a certified passive home. He was amazed at the air tightness that UNBC and their team achieved. “It's mind ...

Categories: Passive House News

Offering a taste of things to come - Independent.ie

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:39pm

Independent.ie

Offering a taste of things to come
Independent.ie
Passive house principles were adopted in the building of Rock Brook. All the A3-rated homes have roof-mounted solar panels and a heat recovery ventilation system. Hot water and heating can be controlled remotely. In light traffic, Midleton is a 15 ...

Categories: Passive House News

emPower Building & Energy Training Series: Passive House for Builders & Architects - Santa Barbara Edhat

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:38am

emPower Building & Energy Training Series: Passive House for Builders & Architects
Santa Barbara Edhat
The next day, a Passive House for Builders and Architects training session will take place. In this course, professionals and students alike will discover the keys to maximizing energy efficiency through the passive house skillset. These training ...

Categories: Passive House News

'Net zero' Provo home will produce as much energy as it uses - Daily Herald

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:04am

Daily Herald

'Net zero' Provo home will produce as much energy as it uses
Daily Herald
Carl Youngblood has long held an interest in energy efficiency, and it shows. He drives an electric car and is thinking of trading in his family's second vehicle for a Tesla. It makes sense, then, that the software engineer is now constructing the ...

Categories: Passive House News

'Net zero' Provo home will produce as much energy as it uses - Daily Herald

Passive House Google feed - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 6:04am

Daily Herald

'Net zero' Provo home will produce as much energy as it uses
Daily Herald
Carl Youngblood has long held an interest in energy efficiency, and it shows. He drives an electric car and is thinking of trading in his family's second vehicle for a Tesla. It makes sense, then, that the software engineer is now constructing the ...

Categories: Passive House News

Why we should change our building air tightness metrics - The Fifth Estate

Passive House Google feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 7:03pm

Why we should change our building air tightness metrics
The Fifth Estate
I am often asked about testing buildings for air tightness, and specifically about what qualifies as “good” or “bad” construction. Believe me, I could talk about it for days but quickly the discussion gets abstract. This is an effort to get back to ...

Categories: Passive House News

Think warm thoughts of summer camps and fairs: Valley Views - cleveland.com

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:32pm

Think warm thoughts of summer camps and fairs: Valley Views
cleveland.com
Huntsburg School Holds Grand Opening: Hershey Montessori School in Huntsburg is holding a grand opening from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 for its new, environmentally sustainable upper school classroom building. The energy-efficient building is located on the ...

Categories: Passive House News

Newbridge students get a taste of college life - Leinster Leader

Passive House Google feed - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 8:46am

Leinster Leader

Newbridge students get a taste of college life
Leinster Leader
A number of 6th Year students from St Conleths Community College, Newbridge travelled to the Institute of Technology Carlow on January 18 for a Construction Studies revision workshop. During the workshop the visitors experienced demonstrations, working ...

Google News
Categories: Passive House News

Pages