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Prefab Passive House-Inspired Design a Response to the Affordable Housing Challenge - The Urban Developer

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:10pm

The Urban Developer

Prefab Passive House-Inspired Design a Response to the Affordable Housing Challenge
The Urban Developer
TeamMTL have called their concept the Deep Performance Dwelling (DPD), a net-zero energy capable house that combines passive house-inspired design and a Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal system. Together, these systems ensure ...

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It's time to change the way we talk about prefab - Treehugger

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:42pm

Treehugger

It's time to change the way we talk about prefab
Treehugger
After writing about the Deep Performance Dwelling, which I described as “Passive House and Prefab”, Scott Hedges of Bygghouse, “ a building technology company focused on commercializing Scandinavian approaches to energy performance in buildings”, ...

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Deep Performance Dwelling built in Montreal for Solar Decathlon China 2018 - Treehugger

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:30pm

Treehugger

Deep Performance Dwelling built in Montreal for Solar Decathlon China 2018
Treehugger
The DPD is also designed to the Passive House standard, which can be a challenge in a city like Montreal; there is a reason that an unofficial anthem for Quebec is Gilles Vigneault's “Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver” (My country is not a ...

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These Philly building projects are finalists for the sustainability-focused Groundbreaker Awards - Generocity

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:43am

Generocity

These Philly building projects are finalists for the sustainability-focused Groundbreaker Awards
Generocity
This Passive House level, deep-energy retrofit, hosts art and music instruction, adventure-based play and a small café. Wynne Senior Residences; 2001 N. 54th St. — Wynne Senior Residences is a new four-story, 51-unit senior rental project located in ...

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Fort Club sets fall lectures - Daily Union

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:31am

Fort Club sets fall lectures
Daily Union
Come learn about passive house building standards. This presentation will briefly introduce the history of the passive house standard; describe the basic principles of the design methodology; discuss benefits and financial implications; and present ...

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These Solar Glass Bricks Let in Light While Generating Energy - Builder Magazine

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:26am

Builder Magazine

These Solar Glass Bricks Let in Light While Generating Energy
Builder Magazine
Curbed's Barbara Eldredge takes a look at a new solar-cell-embedded glass brick product that generates electricity while also streaming in daylight and providing natural insulation—one of the essential features of a passive house. Dubbed Solar Squared ...

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Passive House wins Ice Box Challenge - Journal of Commerce

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:07am

Journal of Commerce

Passive House wins Ice Box Challenge
Journal of Commerce
VANCOUVER - Passive House technology beat the heat at the Ice Box Challenge in Vancouver. Passive House Canada set up two structures, one built to BC Building Code standards and the other to Passive House standards, and filled them with one tonne ...

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Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy's Design Problems? - Architectural Digest

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:02pm

Architectural Digest

Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy's Design Problems?
Architectural Digest
This allows the unobtrusive building material to store energy from the sun while letting in natural light and offering some thermal insulation—a huge deal for Passive house construction. Their structure allows them to be installed vertically (i.e. in ...

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Old Morningside Public School to become housing for senior citizens - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:32am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Old Morningside Public School to become housing for senior citizens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... and creation of a corner plaza -- won tax credits from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, generating $12.5 million of the cost, and an innovation and design award from the PHFA for community impact and adherence to Passive House standards.

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These solar glass bricks let in light while generating energy - Curbed

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:06am

Curbed

These solar glass bricks let in light while generating energy
Curbed
In addition to generating electricity, the glass architectural blocks let in natural light and provide thermal insulation, one of the key features of a passive house. Named Solar Squared, the large square bricks contain a set of optical elements ...

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Passive House confab in Seattle - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:01am

Passive House confab in Seattle
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
The Passive House Institute US 12th annual North American Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 at Motif Hotel at 1415 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The theme is “The Path to Zero Source Energy.” The 70 presentations will educate builders, architects, ...

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Passive House confab in Seattle - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:04pm

Passive House confab in Seattle
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
The Passive House Institute US 12th annual North American Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 at Motif Hotel at 1415 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The theme is “The Path to Zero Source Energy.” The 70 presentations will educate builders, architects, ...

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Business Stepping Up Episode II: Entrepreneuring a Finer Future - HuffPost

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:16pm

HuffPost

Business Stepping Up Episode II: Entrepreneuring a Finer Future
HuffPost
After the 2016 election, Alejandro and affordable passive house pioneer Scott Short urged entrepreneurs to build alliances to take what can be proven superior, and make it the new standard. “Corporate, government and community partners are desperate ...

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House Beautiful: Passive House a green dream come true - Times Colonist

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:23pm

Times Colonist

House Beautiful: Passive House a green dream come true
Times Colonist
The Passive House concept originated in Europe in the late 1980s, when two professors with a deep interest in energy and the role it played in building design collaborated. They devised strict design and building principles to create dwellings that ...

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Narrow route to the deep warmth - The Times

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:06pm

The Times

Narrow route to the deep warmth
The Times
Designing a home to take advantage of the sun's free heat is a big part of what makes a passive house passive. So how do you meet the low-energy standard when your narrow site faces away from the sun and is overshadowed by neighbouring houses and ...

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House Beautiful: A green dream come true - Times Colonist

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:50am

Times Colonist

House Beautiful: A green dream come true
Times Colonist
Cassidy's curiosity about this type of house design and construction style was piqued during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler. Austria House was a certified Passive House that caught the building inspector's eye. He remembered it well when it came ...

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The solar eclipse may knock 9000 Megawatts of solar power offline - Treehugger

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:57am

Treehugger

The solar eclipse may knock 9000 Megawatts of solar power offline
Treehugger
It's why I am such a big fan of Passive House, the standard of super-insulation and sealing that makes a house or building resilient. Passive Houses will be laughing at the eclipse on Monday; the sun could be blotted out for days and they wouldn't ...

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Passive House beats building code box in Ice Box Challenge - Treehugger

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:48am

Passive House beats building code box in Ice Box Challenge
Treehugger
On July 27, members of Passivehouse Canada loaded a tonne (1000 kilograms, 1.1 American Tons) of ice into two boxes in Vancouver; one box was built to the Passive House standard of insulation, and one to the British Columbia building code standard for ...

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City of Vancouver creates icy challenge to promote 'passive home' design - CBC.ca

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:39pm

CBC.ca

City of Vancouver creates icy challenge to promote 'passive home' design
CBC.ca
To prove it, the city recently staged a challenge with private company Passive House Canada to demonstrate the energy efficiency of a passive home. At the end of July, two mini houses were built at the Olympic Village — one was constructed to the ...

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West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Residents - CityLand

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:00am

CityLand

West Village Development Roundly Criticized by Area Residents
CityLand
The building would be energy efficient to passive house standards. Both facades would be shaped into curved forms, creating undulation on both facades. The depth of the undulations would increase as the facade rose. The undulations would create a ...

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