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“Passive House” upgrades should be more peaceful - Hyde Park Herald

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 7:50am

Passive House” upgrades should be more peaceful
Hyde Park Herald
I live next door to this supposedly carbon-free home, and have watched its conversion from an approximately 2600 square foot historic home, almost identical to mine, to a 3500 square foot “Passive House.” This home had already been gut rehabbed about ...

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Net Zero in a Mountain Modern Package - Builder Magazine

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:25am

Builder Magazine

Net Zero in a Mountain Modern Package
Builder Magazine
To meet their green objectives, Breen suggested a Passive House approach that would keep the family comfortable year-round and incorporate mechanical ventilation strategies and low-emitting materials to keep them healthy, too. She relied on passive ...

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​Wichita's Tru-Building gears up for a 'breakout' 2017 - Wichita Business Journal

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:56pm

Wichita Business Journal

​Wichita's Tru-Building gears up for a 'breakout' 2017
Wichita Business Journal
“There's a large development being done in Denver … and the largest Passive House construction project in the country (a Passive House Institute-certified multifamily apartment building) is in Kansas City, Missouri,” he says. “It's coming right to our ...

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A renovated Georgian house in London - Deutsche Welle

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 3:00am

Deutsche Welle

A renovated Georgian house in London
Deutsche Welle
London's Spitalfields district was once notorious. Jack the Ripper pursued his victims here. Now, it's one of the British capital's most coveted residential addresses. We look around a renovated 18th-century house.

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Passive House Worth Noting - Jetson Green

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 9:24pm

Jetson Green

Passive House Worth Noting
Jetson Green
Lansdowne Drive is a passive house that was recently built in London by the firm Tectonics Architects. It's certainly passive house architecture at its best, and a great example of modern architecture to boot. The house was built on a very small lot ...

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Off-Grid Passive House Runs On Solar in Colorado - Builder Magazine

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 5:44am

Off-Grid Passive House Runs On Solar in Colorado
Builder Magazine
How? It all comes down to designing with Passive House standards, which ensures the home is properly sealed from external air and temperatures, making the interior exceptionally stable. Stylistically inspired by Japanese architecture and the local ...

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Alex Wilson creates a more resilient homestead - Treehugger

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 7:39am

Treehugger

Alex Wilson creates a more resilient homestead
Treehugger
The key point, (and the reason we are so fond of Passive House design in TreeHugger) is design for Passive Survivability- what happens when the power goes out. Passive survivability is defined by the Resilient Design Institute as “ensuring that livable ...

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Matthew Beaton's passive Shrewsbury home is a model of design - Worcester Telegram

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 4:39pm

Worcester Telegram

Matthew Beaton's passive Shrewsbury home is a model of design
Worcester Telegram
The most noticeable difference between the Beatons' passive house and the 1.5 million or so other single-family dwellings Massachusetts is the walls, and even then it's not that noticeable. You have be inside to see - the walls are so wide that each ...

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Roxbury library to host architect for energy conservation program - Torrington Register Citizen

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:11pm

Roxbury library to host architect for energy conservation program
Torrington Register Citizen
In this slide lecture, Hicks Stone, a practicing Roxbury-based architect and a certified passive house designer, will review the principals of passive house design, discussing how these can easily be incorporated into both new and existing building ...

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Coast Lines, Jan. 23, 2017: AARP offers classes for maturing drivers - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 2:03pm

Coast Lines, Jan. 23, 2017: AARP offers classes for maturing drivers
Santa Cruz Sentinel
2 at the downtown library, 224 Church St., about their Midori Haus, a 90-year-old building retrofitted in 2012 to “Passive House” standards. The Westside house combines extreme energy efficiency and comfort with the aesthetics of Arts and Crafts style.

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How to go green in your home - La Crosse Tribune

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:00am

How to go green in your home
La Crosse Tribune
Wasting energy, specifically how the home is heated and cooled, should be one of the main areas of focus. Looking to build a home from the ground up? Why not consider building a passive house? Passive homes are the ultimate in home efficiency and part ...

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Design Recipes: How to go green in your home - Sioux City Journal

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:28am

Design Recipes: How to go green in your home
Sioux City Journal
Europe has been the leader for decades and now the United States is finally catching up. The trend right now is to be not only environmentally friendly, but also to not waste resources. Sustainability, many believe, is the key to healthy living. One of ...

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Brothers Renovate a Barn on the Family Farm for an Energy-Efficient Weekend Retreat - STLtoday.com

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 4:25am

STLtoday.com

Brothers Renovate a Barn on the Family Farm for an Energy-Efficient Weekend Retreat
STLtoday.com
Beyond adapting the architecture to serve as a unique house, they wanted to update it with modern-day energy efficiency, using passive-house technologies. The idyllic property is full of pastoral beauty, with creeks, ponds, meadows, wetlands and ...

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Keeping Passive House Principles in Mind - Carlisle Sentinel

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 4:05am

Carlisle Sentinel

Keeping Passive House Principles in Mind
Carlisle Sentinel
Penn designed the house with passive-house values at the forefront. Though it is not completely passive, it is highly energy efficient. The walls have insulation with a high R-value, and the envelope is very tight. Low-e passive sun glass on the south ...

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This Beautiful Energy Efficient Home in Colorado Saves Money in Style - Wide Open Country

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:53pm

Wide Open Country

This Beautiful Energy Efficient Home in Colorado Saves Money in Style
Wide Open Country
“After years of building, research, and writing about green design, I became fascinated with the concept of Passive House design, which was originally pioneered in Germany,” Michler says. “In Europe, hundreds of buildings have been built to consume 90 ...

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Proposed Norwegian office building will generate more power than it uses - Curbed

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 9:14am

Curbed

Proposed Norwegian office building will generate more power than it uses
Curbed
If buildings that meet the rigorous qualifications of passive house construction seem impressive, or projects that attain the Living Building standard, such as the Bullitt Center, represent the cutting edge of sustainable design, a recently announced ...

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Design Recipes: A sustainable, energy-efficient home - The Detroit News

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:54pm

The Detroit News

Design Recipes: A sustainable, energy-efficient home
The Detroit News
Why not consider building a passive house? Passive homes are the ultimate in home efficiency and part of a growing movement. The color green. Green is a color that many people associate with health and healthy living. With greenery being this year's ...

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A Colorado Man Has Built The Most Energy Efficient House in the State - Collective Evolution

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 1:09pm

Collective Evolution

A Colorado Man Has Built The Most Energy Efficient House in the State
Collective Evolution
“I was keen to put Passive House design to the test in the Colorado Rockies, where the winters can be brutal and living off-grid comes with a tiny energy budget,” he said. “The house I ended up building definitely lives up to its promises in terms of ...

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Free workshops, seminars for healthier living, gardening - The Register-Guard

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 3:09pm

The Register-Guard

Free workshops, seminars for healthier living, gardening
The Register-Guard
More than three-score free seminars on sustainable living and gardening, as well as home improvements, are scheduled for all three days at the Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show this Friday through Sunday in Eugene. Stage locations are in the Lane ...

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Energy-efficient housing complex opening soon in Hebron - Nova News Now

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:59pm

Nova News Now

Energy-efficient housing complex opening soon in Hebron
Nova News Now
The complex will be operated by the Western Regional Housing Authority. The building was retrofitted using an energy-efficient design based on North American passive house standards. Estimated energy consumption, including heating, domestic hot water, ...
Energy-efficient affordable housing opens in Yarmouth County | The ...TheChronicleHerald.ca

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