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Unique Home In Squirrel Hill Aims To Lower Your Utility Bills - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:16pm

CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Unique Home In Squirrel Hill Aims To Lower Your Utility Bills
CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If high utility bills irritate you, you may want to check out a new home in Squirrel Hill. Passive House building is pretty rare around here. In fact, its owners believe there may only be three like it in the Pittsburgh area ...

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Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move April 20, 2017 - Kings County Politics (registration)

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:58am

Kings County Politics (registration)

Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move April 20, 2017
Kings County Politics (registration)
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams earlier this week continued his celebration of Earth Week by hailing the passage of a resolution at the Brooklyn Borough Board that called for the New York City building code to be adjusted to Passive House ...

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Eagle Bluff to host sustainable home tour on April 22 - Bluff Country Reader

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:55am

Eagle Bluff to host sustainable home tour on April 22
Bluff Country Reader
CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER This super efficient home, overlooking the Root River valley several miles north of Preston, was built by Joel and Barbara Mielke. It is one of three homes that will be part of the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center's ...

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Squirrel Hill couple's new house advances the local passive-house movement - PGH City Paper

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:01am

PGH City Paper

Squirrel Hill couple's new house advances the local passive-house movement
PGH City Paper
Others have included ACTION-Housing's retrofit of a former YMCA as McKeesport Downtown Housing; ACTION's newly built, multi-unit Uptown Lofts on Fifth; and a single-family retrofit in Shadyside by architect and local passive-house pioneer Laura ...

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International Passive House Conference 2017 - Dexigner

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:24am

Dexigner

International Passive House Conference 2017
Dexigner
"Passive House is a sustainable and cost-effective solution for the 'Nearly Zero Energy Building' and other national and regional requirements," commented Professor Dr. Wolfgang Feist, Director of the Passive House Institute. "Because it works ...

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Five questions with Sierra Sustainable Builders co-founder Cory Hannaford - Tahoe Daily Tribune

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 8:02am

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Five questions with Sierra Sustainable Builders co-founder Cory Hannaford
Tahoe Daily Tribune
CH: I would encourage you to look at passive house U.S., but passive house is a term that comes from Europe, essentially out of Germany, but it is a house that is designed to capture all of the passive energy sources available such that it requires as ...

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Ah, Vienna! Passive House Gets Active on Energy Efficiency Finance - Energy Collective

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 6:42am

Energy Collective

Ah, Vienna! Passive House Gets Active on Energy Efficiency Finance
Energy Collective
The movement towards energy efficiency financing continues to gather pace – and now the international passive house community are joining in. Taking place on 25 April, the Vienna Energy Efficiency Finance Forum kicks off the International Passive House ...

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Buying Here: Passive House duplex tackles energy costs - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:05pm

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Buying Here: Passive House duplex tackles energy costs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
She and her husband, Ayres Freitas, a physics professor at the University of Pittsburgh, decided to build a new house with Passive House technology. They recently moved into one side of the new duplex at 2883-2885 Fernwald Road in Squirrel Hill and ...

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Is the Passive House Building Standard the Future of Energy Efficiency? A Primer on How Buildings Can Achieve This ... - Cooperator

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:21am

Cooperator

Is the Passive House Building Standard the Future of Energy Efficiency? A Primer on How Buildings Can Achieve This ...
Cooperator
A major boon toward achieving this may be the Passive House building standard, a voluntary performance standard developed in Germany during the 1990s that, according to the New York Passive House website, results in “a roughly 90 percent reduction in ...

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How Passive House is working to close the performance gap - The Fifth Estate

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:54pm

The Fifth Estate

How Passive House is working to close the performance gap
The Fifth Estate
For the average homebuyer, it's difficult to know whether a home with a 7 Star NatHERS rating is actually performing like one. A new online tool from the Australian Passive House Association aims to close this knowledge gap and address the “performance ...

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Eagle Bluff to host sustainable home tour through three area homes on April 22 - Republican-Leader

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 10:51am

Eagle Bluff to host sustainable home tour through three area homes on April 22
Republican-Leader
CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER This super efficient home, overlooking the Root River valley several miles north of Preston, was built by Joel and Barbara Mielke. It is one of three homes that will be part of the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center's ...

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Vogel Haus by the Artisans Group is what a modern house should be - Treehugger

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 1:24pm

Treehugger

Vogel Haus by the Artisans Group is what a modern house should be
Treehugger
Passive House is primarily a standard for energy efficiency, but it has some other tangible benefits; it makes for very comfortable homes with no drafts and cold spots, and they are usually built carefully to very high standards, because it is going to ...

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How to make green building a no-brainer: Lessons from Vancouver - Treehugger

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:59am

Treehugger

How to make green building a no-brainer: Lessons from Vancouver
Treehugger
At the Passive House Northwest conference in Olympia, Washington, Green building planner Chris Higgins explained how Vancouver is serious about reducing its carbon footprint and the city wants to promote green building. In their passive house ...

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Could this “Passive House” in Brooklyn Be the Future? - The Interrobang

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:42am

The Interrobang

Could this “Passive House” in Brooklyn Be the Future?
The Interrobang
Introducing Brooklyn's first net zero capable “passive house”, a three unit apartment building that uses its design to make it highly energy efficient and green. Who cares about energy efficiency, these babies are 1500 sq feet with outdoor space??? We ...

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Fieldwork architects propose Passive House with CLT for 9-level Abbotsford project - Architecture and Design

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:05pm

Architecture and Design

Fieldwork architects propose Passive House with CLT for 9-level Abbotsford project
Architecture and Design
Developer Pirovich is planning a unique nine-level commercial building on Johnston and Nicholson Streets in Abbotsford, a suburb of Melbourne. Designed by Fieldwork Projects along Passive House principles, the new $20-million development located at ...

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AEC professionals behind Cornell Tech Passive House reveal key to high energy performance - The Architect's Newspaper

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:34pm

The Architect's Newspaper

AEC professionals behind Cornell Tech Passive House reveal key to high energy performance
The Architect's Newspaper
AEC professionals behind Cornell Tech Passive House reveal key to high energy performance. Pictured here, from left to right: William Menking, AN editor-in-chief; Lois Arena, senior mechanical engineer at Steven Winter Associates; and Blake Middleton, ...

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Our Home — Tiny house, take II - Athens Messenger (registration)

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 6:31am

Our Home — Tiny house, take II
Athens Messenger (registration)
We were shooting for super-efficient (passive house) and below market cost. The design was a shed roof, split and opposed in the middle, and roughly 14 feet by 65 feet. It is two-bed, two-bath. We started by purchasing a modular frame that was being ...

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Why not a Passive Skyscraper? –It's time for radically more efficient buildings in Hong Kong - CSR Asia

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:40am

Why not a Passive Skyscraper? –It's time for radically more efficient buildings in Hong Kong
CSR Asia
When viewing the Passive House world map, which displays all the currently certified Passive House buildings in the world, one can easily notice that few such buildings exist in Asia. Why is that? While the first examples of Passive Houses were all ...

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HVAC Systems Help Take a Connecticut House to Zero Energy - Builder Magazine

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:17am

Builder Magazine

HVAC Systems Help Take a Connecticut House to Zero Energy
Builder Magazine
Combined with the airtight envelope and other Passive House building principles, these systems will save the homeowners between 70% to 90% of annual energy costs. The geothermal heat pump provides heating and cooling for Waystone Farm by utilizing ...

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Inside Colorado's Most Energy-Efficient Home - 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 9:23pm

5280 | The Denver Magazine

Inside Colorado's Most Energy-Efficient Home
5280 | The Denver Magazine
It's called Passive House, which originated in Germany, and while it's caught on in Europe, it's still much less common here than LEED-certified or Energy Star buildings. Michler says the difference between those concepts and Passive House is fundamental.

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