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Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky - WTOP

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:08pm

Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky
WTOP
While all of the buildings plan to incorporate sustainable design practices, one of them will be Chicago's first affordable, multifamily passive house, which means that it's designed to dramatically reduce energy use for heating and cooling. These ...

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Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky - SFGate

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:03pm

Architecture in 2018: Look to the streets, not the sky
SFGate
While all of the buildings plan to incorporate sustainable design practices, one of them will be Chicago's first affordable, multifamily passive house, which means that it's designed to dramatically reduce energy use for heating and cooling. These ...

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Ultra low-energy housing unit approved for construction - YourErie

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:09pm

YourErie

Ultra low-energy housing unit approved for construction
YourErie
The City of erie Building Code of Appeals Board approves the creation of the city's first passive housing unit. A passive house follows rigorous standards, resulting in ultra-low energy buildings. It's done by adding foam to the exterior walls and in ...

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Buying Here: What sold in the city in 2017 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:31am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Buying Here: What sold in the city in 2017
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Passive House. The Passive House technology used to build 2883-2885 Fernwald Road in Squirrel Hill generated a lot of interest. The home's low utility bills and modern design drew lots of visitors to an open house in April, according to owner Lucyna de ...

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2nd Edition of the Future Cities Show Focuses on Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness - KNXtoday

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 5:35am

2nd Edition of the Future Cities Show Focuses on Sustainability, Innovation and Happiness
KNXtoday
The MBRSC's passive house is certified by the Passive House Institute in Germany as the first-of-its-kind in a hot and humid climate. The smart technical and engineering solutions applied in the house, i.e. a cooling system based on chilled water ...

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Blue Zees targets $59M condo sellout in East Williamsburg - The Real Deal Magazine

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 9:01am

The Real Deal Magazine

Blue Zees targets $59M condo sellout in East Williamsburg
The Real Deal Magazine
Blue Zees Real Estate is shooting for a total sellout of $59.3 million at its East Williamsburg condominium project, an offering plan filed late last month with the New York State Attorney General's office shows. The developer is at work on a 38-unit ...

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A more sustainable Philadelphia? Green Building United is on the case - keystoneedge

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 8:06am

A more sustainable Philadelphia? Green Building United is on the case
keystoneedge
In 2002, when the concept of green building practices was still, well, green, a small group of builders, architects, engineers and planners founded the Delaware Valley Green Building Council to promote sustainable design and construction. Now the ...

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Top 10 Design Stories of 2017 - Interior Design

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 5:47am

Interior Design

Top 10 Design Stories of 2017
Interior Design
The Scandinavian airport reaches Passive House standards of energy consumption through clever building orientation, environmentally-friendly materials, and biophilic design. Louvre Abu Dhabi Opens to the Public. The dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, known ...

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Order of Canada awarded to 4 Sask. residents - CBC.ca

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 1:55pm

CBC.ca

Order of Canada awarded to 4 Sask. residents
CBC.ca
At the University of Saskatchewan, he got more technical with his concerns, studying air leakage in homes. Further research led to progressing the idea of passive solar design, which helps homes retain heat from the sun through structural design. He ...

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Year in review: local economy - Milton Independent

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:38am

Year in review: local economy
Milton Independent
Yet he's confident with the right model, the gallery's intricate artwork can hold its own. The town core was also enriched with Elm Place, a senior housing project developed by Cathedral Square Corporation. The 30-unit building on Bombardier Road is ...

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Sustainability, Resilience and Wellness: Pulse of the Industry in 2017 - Area Development Online

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 5:25am

Sustainability, Resilience and Wellness: Pulse of the Industry in 2017
Area Development Online
The percentage of end-users that have an understanding of the Passive House standard was split relatively evenly among “yes,” “no,” and “maybe.” Just over 6.5 percent stated that they would embark on a Passive House project in the next two years ...

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Comment: High-performance buildings will save energy - Times Colonist

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 8:25am

Comment: High-performance buildings will save energy
Times Colonist
Passive House Canada believes that requiring performance-based measures for buildings is key to ensuring British Columbians live, work and play in better-quality homes, community centres, office towers and apartment/condo buildings. The Energy Step ...

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NYC real estate and architecture experts reflect on 2017's biggest moments - Curbed

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 8:35am

Curbed

NYC real estate and architecture experts reflect on 2017's biggest moments
Curbed
The past year was certainly interesting—politics, of course, dominated the news, but the world of New York City real estate saw no shortage of its own action. Questions that loomed large across the country—wealth inequality, gender discrimination ...

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Electric Heat Pumps Are Key to Low-Carbon Homes and Buildings - Energy Collective

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 7:19am

Energy Collective

Electric Heat Pumps Are Key to Low-Carbon Homes and Buildings
Energy Collective
One trend in the building industry that may help to address this issue is the increasing popularity of extremely energy-efficient buildings (like Passive House homes and apartments), which require so little energy for heating in the first place that a ...

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Okanagan College's child care facility sets a first in sustainability - Globalnews.ca

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 6:16pm

Globalnews.ca

Okanagan College's child care facility sets a first in sustainability
Globalnews.ca
The new Little Learners Academy at the Penticton campus is Canada's first Passive House certified daycare. Passive House, developed in Germany in the 1990s, is one of the most stringent energy-efficient construction principles and standards in the ...

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Modern home offers cantilevers and energy-efficient design - Curbed

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 6:34am

Curbed

Modern home offers cantilevers and energy-efficient design
Curbed
The Maine-based studio Go Logic loves to take traditional New England building forms and reimagine them in more modern—and sustainable—ways (remember their line of “rural modernism” prefab homes?) One of their latest projects, a waterfront family ...

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Monash University reveals plans for Passive House accommodation - Architecture and Design

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 1:22pm

Architecture and Design

Monash University reveals plans for Passive House accommodation
Architecture and Design
A new 150-room residential project to be built at Monash University will target Passive House certification. Located at the university's Peninsula campus, the Jackson Clements Burrows-designed student accommodation is expected to use a cross laminated ...

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“Passive House, It's Worth It!” Passive House Conference on 9 and 10 March 2018 - Korea IT Times (press release)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:09am

Korea IT Times (press release)

Passive House, It's Worth It!” Passive House Conference on 9 and 10 March 2018
Korea IT Times (press release)
[Darmstadt/Munich, Germany] Munich has many great examples of climate-friendly construction projects and residential districts. These projects are setting new energy efficiency and community life standards at affordable prices! The 22nd Passive House ...

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“Passive House, It's Worth It!” Passive House Conference on 9 and 10 March 2018 - Korea IT Times (press release)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:09am

Korea IT Times (press release)

Passive House, It's Worth It!” Passive House Conference on 9 and 10 March 2018
Korea IT Times (press release)
[Darmstadt/Munich, Germany] Munich has many great examples of climate-friendly construction projects and residential districts. These projects are setting new energy efficiency and community life standards at affordable prices! The 22nd Passive House ...

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An Exciting Year for Energy-Efficient Buildings in British Columbia - Energy Collective

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 7:37am

Energy Collective

An Exciting Year for Energy-Efficient Buildings in British Columbia
Energy Collective
1. Passive House construction makes big inroads in B.C.'s North. Working with B.C.–based Iredale Architecture, West Moberly First Nations broke ground in October on the first Passive House–certified health centre in North America. This building joins ...

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