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Are “passive homes” the future? - Michigan Radio

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 2:45pm

Michigan Radio

Are “passive homes” the future?
Michigan Radio
Passive House takes the approach that what if we looked at energy performance as one of the key metrics of our design protocol? The concept behind Passive House is if we can design, build, and site a house in such a fashion, we can reduce the energy ...

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The Insider: Radical Spatial Moves Transform Park Slope Brick Into Striking Contemporary Townhouse - Brownstoner

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:05am

Brownstoner

The Insider: Radical Spatial Moves Transform Park Slope Brick Into Striking Contemporary Townhouse
Brownstoner
Historic preservationists, this one's not for you. It's an unabashedly, radically contemporary townhouse transformation, masterminded by SGVA (Shakespeare, Gordon, Vlado Architects) for a family of New Zealand transplants. “Our clients were looking for ...

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5 energy-efficient weekend getaways across the US - New Atlas

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:17pm

New Atlas

5 energy-efficient weekend getaways across the US
New Atlas
The construction incorporated passive-house technologies and, since there was no public water supply available, they decided to recycle greywater and harvest rainwater, following recommendations from Lincoln-Lancaster County's Comprehensive Plan for ...

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Introducing Plattform: Three Highland Park “homes of the future” to be built with cutting-edge energy standards - NEXTpittsburgh

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:29am

NEXTpittsburgh

Introducing Plattform: Three Highland Park “homes of the future” to be built with cutting-edge energy standards
NEXTpittsburgh
Architect Laura Nettleton pursued green building projects for a quite a while before she learned about a “passive house,” the leading standard for energy-efficient construction. “I realized how groundbreaking it was, mainly because I'd been working ...

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Watch Lloyd Alter talk about Passivhaus in Portugal - Treehugger

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 8:49am

Treehugger

Watch Lloyd Alter talk about Passivhaus in Portugal
Treehugger
The 5th Passivhaus Portugal Conference 2017 occurred on the 28th and 29th November at the Cultural and Congress Centre of Aveiro. In the first day 70 participants attended two Passive House workshops and in the last day 250 participants attended the ...
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Social housing providers build Canada's greenest apartments - CBC.ca

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:59am

CBC.ca

Social housing providers build Canada's greenest apartments
CBC.ca
The first multi-residential passive-house apartment building in Canada was completed just last year. Karen's Place in Ottawa is a four-storey building with 42 bachelor apartments. Also known as Salus Clementine, the modern-looking building has been ...

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How Passive House Is Boosting Construction Industry - Planning & Building Control Today

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:36am

How Passive House Is Boosting Construction Industry
Planning & Building Control Today
The drive for low and zero carbon buildings and the supporting legislative changes are resulting in the need to improve the knowledge and technical capabilities of the construction industry as a whole. Stacey Temprell, Residential Sector Director for ...

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Mountain Town News: Ski towns stave off obesity, passive houses in Whistler and Aspen takes on national politics - The Park Record

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:00pm

Mountain Town News: Ski towns stave off obesity, passive houses in Whistler and Aspen takes on national politics
The Park Record
The three-story home, the first single-family house constructed under the auspices of the Whistler Housing Authority, sold for $950,000 last summer. The builder, Schreyer Construction, noted that energy from homes is a major source of greenhouse gas ...

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Learn about the transformation of an old house (and its owners) in Midori Haus - Treehugger

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:34am

Treehugger

Learn about the transformation of an old house (and its owners) in Midori Haus
Treehugger
First Chie Kawahara renovated a house to Passive House standards; then she wrote a book about it. In 2010 Chie Kawahara and her husband Kurt bought an 88 year old bungalow in Santa Cruz, California. "Transformed in 2012 to Passive House, we preserved ...

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Sweeping East Harlem rezoning greenlights a wave of new development - The Architect's Newspaper

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:23am

Sweeping East Harlem rezoning greenlights a wave of new development
The Architect's Newspaper
Also on the City Council's docket was the approval of the Handel Architects-designed Sendero Verde project, a 680-unit, fully affordable mixed-use development built to passive house standards. Anticipating that the rezoning would pass, Sendero Verde ...

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Passive House isn't just for buildings; it works for boats too - Treehugger

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 8:26am

Treehugger

Passive House isn't just for buildings; it works for boats too
Treehugger
But it certainly isn't the last boat to be a functioning Passive House; In July 2018 the Nanuq will go on the Polar Quest, "looking for answers to one of the greatest challenges of our time, climate change, and raise awareness about its consequences ...

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Mountain Town News: Vail and Eagle County have nation's lowest obesity rate - Summit Daily News

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:36pm

Mountain Town News: Vail and Eagle County have nation's lowest obesity rate
Summit Daily News
WHISTLER, B.C. – The Passive House building standard continues to make inroads in Whistler. The international standard for energy efficiency buildings was used in a house that has been nominated in two categories of a competition called the Georgie ...

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Canadian charity is building social housing to PassiveHouse standard - Treehugger

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:42am

Treehugger

Canadian charity is building social housing to PassiveHouse standard
Treehugger
The entire development is targeted for Passive House certification, and when it is completed will likely be one of the largest and most complex Passive House projects in Canada... The four-storey building consists of 45 one and two-bedroom apartments ...

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Modern cottage features wow-worthy burnt timber facade - Curbed

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:31am

Curbed

Modern cottage features wow-worthy burnt timber facade
Curbed
The home also incorporates some Passive House best practices, including high-density insulation and double-sealed windows. Solar panels are directly integrated into the roof, flush with its charred timber boards. Restrictive zoning kept the home at a ...

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UG2 Awarded IFM Contract For Cornell Tech Campus - Facility Executive Magazine

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:48am

Facility Executive Magazine

UG2 Awarded IFM Contract For Cornell Tech Campus
Facility Executive Magazine
“UG2 is holistically aligned with Cornell Tech in this journey of creating the next generation of excellence in Integrated Facility Management and Solutions and supporting LEED, Net Zero and Passive House principles to optimize sustainability and ...

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Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:34pm

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The 118-unit Hook & Ladder plan was conceived as a first-of-its-kind demonstration project that will showcase Passive House construction techniques in multifamily construction and target one of the most underserved segments of the market: renters who ...

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Passive House Café and training course coming to Fort St. John this week - Energeticcity.ca

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:11am

Passive House Café and training course coming to Fort St. John this week
Energeticcity.ca
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John, Passive House Canada, the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., and the West Moberly First Nations will be hosting a Passive House Café on November 30th from 5:30–7:00 pm at the Fort St. John Passive House.

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Changes Coming to Molly Maid in Pierce County - southsoundtalk.com

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:01am

Changes Coming to Molly Maid in Pierce County
southsoundtalk.com
“We are currently building an off-grid Certified Passive house with solar panels on top of a hill, on 20 acres just outside of Leavenworth,” he says excitedly. “We hope to garden and ski, bike, camp and hike places we haven't been before. More sun ...

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Woodstock home features the latest in passive house design - Hudson Valley One

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:09am

Hudson Valley One

Woodstock home features the latest in passive house design
Hudson Valley One
Levy's home is the second certified passive house in the U.S. to be built with autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), a lightweight, highly insulating, fire-resistant, insect-resistant, mold-resistant building material. Three more AAC buildings on Staten ...

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The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home - New Atlas

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 3:14pm

New Atlas

The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home
New Atlas
Irene Coveney and Niall Browne met while studying architecture in Dublin, Ireland and later moved to Australia with a shared dream – to design and build their own home in the country where they could keep horses and raise a family. That dream came true ...

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