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First multi-family passive house development in Squamish set to break ground this summer - Squamish Chief

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:50am

Squamish Chief

First multi-family passive house development in Squamish set to break ground this summer
Squamish Chief
Tyler and Loren Ovington of LTO Developments are hoping to break ground this summer on TarsemHaus, the first multi-family "passive house" development in Squamish. The development would include eight townhomes with three to four bedrooms each at ...

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Buckhorn Place's light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes - Dezeen

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 7:06am

Dezeen

Buckhorn Place's light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes
Dezeen
Canadian firm Burgers Architecture constructed this mountainside residence from prefabricated volumes so it could be quickly assembled between British Columbia's snow seasons. Buckhorn Place is perched on a hilltop and protected by dense trees that ...

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Sustainable, affordable housing sprouts in Newburyport - The Daily News of Newburyport

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:03am

Sustainable, affordable housing sprouts in Newburyport
The Daily News of Newburyport
The staff developed a concrete tilt-up wall system that achieves Passive House and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certifications. On the coldest night of winter, designers predicted it will require the energy equivalent of a ...

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Sol Lux Alpha, the first US Passive House condo building - SFGate

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:14am

SFGate

Sol Lux Alpha, the first US Passive House condo building
SFGate
Passive House strategies rely on careful engineering and craftsmanship to significantly reduce air infiltration in and out of each unit. This method creates a sealed, clean and comfortable environment that is essentially dust-free and quiet. An energy ...

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Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line - GreenBiz

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:07am

GreenBiz

Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line
GreenBiz
Second, they use passive house strategies, prioritizing a tight and well-insulated building envelope and high-efficiency systems to keep energy use down. Third, they have a strong feedback loop between the design and construction teams for evaluating ...

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The Ice Box Challenge pits Passive House vs Regular House, on public display this summer in New York - Archinect

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:48am

Archinect

The Ice Box Challenge pits Passive House vs Regular House, on public display this summer in New York
Archinect
The Challenge, which has popped up in Brussels, Seattle, Vancouver, and now New York City, involves two small sheds—one built to Passive House Standards, and the other, to the local city's building codes. One ton of ice is then placed inside each, and ...

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Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms - Mainebiz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:49am

Mainebiz

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms
Mainebiz
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the college's commitment to carbon neutrality. The four buildings, which will house 22 students each, are on 3.56 acres on Park Row, next to ...

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Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms - Mainebiz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:49am

Mainebiz

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms
Mainebiz
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the college's commitment to carbon neutrality. The four buildings, which will house 22 students each, are on 3.56 acres on Park Row, next to ...

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Passive House open house, workshop planned - Brookings Register

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:48am

Brookings Register

Passive House open house, workshop planned
Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – An open house and on-site presentation of South Dakota State University's Passive House project at 902 Third Ave. in Brookings will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Department of Architecture faculty members will lead a discussion of this ...

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The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings - GreenBiz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:09am

The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings
GreenBiz
As another criterion for Powerhouse certification, a building must also meet the Passive House Norwegian Standard 3701. A passive house is one that takes advantage of passive energy such as sunlight for light heating needs and uses continuous ...

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Passive Solar Design vs Passive House - Architecture and Design

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 7:28pm

Architecture and Design

Passive Solar Design vs Passive House
Architecture and Design
Passive House (or PassivHaus to our European cousins) is taking off in a big way in Australia but what it is and how is it different to Passive Design or Passive Solar Design. Here at Envirotecture we have been designing Passive Solar homes for nearly ...

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Foreign countries help Ukraine in implementation of telemedicine - Kyiv Post

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:17am

Kyiv Post

Foreign countries help Ukraine in implementation of telemedicine
Kyiv Post
Foreign countries help Ukraine in carrying out the implementation of the telemedicine program, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “Computer programs that will provide telemedicine to us will come from Canada. The German experience will be ...
Foreign countries help Ukraine in implementation of telemedicine – PoroshenkoInterfax-Ukraine

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Passive House is on the rise in Australia - The Fifth Estate

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:09pm

The Fifth Estate

Passive House is on the rise in Australia
The Fifth Estate
The South Pacific Passive House Conference wrapped up late on Sunday 6 May following a packed day of site tours that included the presentation of a certification plaque for a recently completed house by Maxa Design. The record attendance and breadth of ...

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Brechin United Church redevelopment receives city's blessing - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 6:01am

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Brechin United Church redevelopment receives city's blessing
Nanaimo News Bulletin
Work on a whole different kind of Brechin United Church can now begin. Nanaimo city council, at a meeting last Monday, unanimously approved a development permit for the church, located at 2020 Estevan Rd. A new, smaller church will be part of a ...

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Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change: Valley Views - cleveland.com

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 9:08am

cleveland.com

Local kids eat healthy and teach adults about climate change: Valley Views
cleveland.com
The school opened a new building this year constructed according to the sustainable building standard of the Passive House Institute. It is the first school in the Midwest to use the standard, which strives to cut energy consumption by 90 percent and ...

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Built to Spill - Highlands Current

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:17pm

Built to Spill
Highlands Current
He told her she should consider a “passive” house. “When I explained passive housing to her, she said 'Why would I want to do it any other way,' ” says Hartford. Passive housing refers to designing a house to have as small a carbon footprint as ...

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Housing affordability - Economic feasibility - by Brett Pelletier - New England Real Estate Journal Online

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:17pm

New England Real Estate Journal Online

Housing affordability - Economic feasibility - by Brett Pelletier
New England Real Estate Journal Online
Whether incentivizing energy savings through LEED, Passive House, and Deep Energy Retrofits by underwriting some or all of the projected savings, will help deliver housing more affordably. The appraiser must understand the upside and the ...

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City of Vancouver looks to push emissions to zero - Journal of Commerce

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 10:09pm

Journal of Commerce

City of Vancouver looks to push emissions to zero
Journal of Commerce
“We have eight projects going through the design and construction, including a fire hall that I think is the first passive house fire hall in Canada. It's a small step forward but by the city demonstrating leadership and sharing those learnings it's a ...

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New wood engineering centre officially opens in Prince George - Journal of Commerce

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 4:32am

Journal of Commerce

New wood engineering centre officially opens in Prince George
Journal of Commerce
The research lab cuts energy consumption by up to 90 per cent and uses up to 70 per cent less energy overall compared to a similar standard building, which approaches passive house criteria, explains a release. “This new lab is a magnificent addition ...

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Department of Architecture to hold passive house open house, workshop - SDSU Collegian

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 5:00pm

SDSU Collegian

Department of Architecture to hold passive house open house, workshop
SDSU Collegian
An open house and on-site presentation of South Dakota State University's Passive House project at 902 3rd Avenue in Brookings will be May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. Department of Architecture faculty members will lead a discussion of this student-designed ...

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