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PassivHaus brings unique approach to Cincy sustainability - Soapbox Cincinnati

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:04pm

PassivHaus brings unique approach to Cincy sustainability
Soapbox Cincinnati
Ronald Vieira, founder of PassivHaus, has been conducting research to figure out how to decrease the extra expenses people have to pay for in order to build a "passive house." While there are several passive houses currently being constructed in ...

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Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to Showcase "Women Build: She Nailed It" Affordable Housing Project at Ivy ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:22pm

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC to Showcase "Women Build: She Nailed It" Affordable Housing Project at Ivy ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Since 2010, the organization has completed and rehabilitated nearly 30 homes in the neighborhood, which were all built to LEED, Earthcraft, or Passive House standards to decrease environmental impact and energy costs, making the homes even more ...

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Our Home — Home Energy Upgrades - Athens Messenger (registration)

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 2:07am

Our Home — Home Energy Upgrades
Athens Messenger (registration)
But to all those who continue to push the envelope to better our environment and lower our carbon footprint, please keep up the good work. * * *. Jason Morosko is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Vice President of Engineering at Ultimate Air ...

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Innovation at 72 design firms - Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:57am

Innovation at 72 design firms
Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)
Hosted several day-long workshops on passive house design. DGA Creating “translational medicine” facilities, where cell/gene therapy helps create new medical treatments. E4H Architecture Merged three firms to create a single healthcare-only ...

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Approaching the Challenges of Sustainable Home Design - Builder Magazine

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:52am

Approaching the Challenges of Sustainable Home Design
Builder Magazine
... upkeep or repairs. Design to optimize material usage and naturally occurring energy sources. Iconic examples include passive house design, advanced framing concepts, solar energy systems, geothermal systems, and reduction of conditioned floor space.

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Australian High Rise Buildings Need to Cut Their Window Dependency - Sourceable

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 3:57pm

Sourceable

Australian High Rise Buildings Need to Cut Their Window Dependency
Sourceable
Compare so many of Australia's high rise buildings with the Cornell Tech Building in New York. This 26-storey, 350-unit residential building on Roosevelt Island on the East River is the largest Passive House-certified structure in the world. And it was ...

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The Sustainable Market Grows - Engineering News-Record (subscription)

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:14am

Engineering News-Record (subscription)

The Sustainable Market Grows
Engineering News-Record (subscription)
Further, some designers see alternatives to LEED v4 becoming more prominent. “I do see lots of other options beyond LEED that are getting increased interest from clients and local authorities. WELL, Fitwel, Passive House and Living Buildings are just a ...

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Local builder provides Passive House concept - Minden Times

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:33am

Minden Times

Local builder provides Passive House concept
Minden Times
When Minden's Marci Mandel and her husband Alan Clark were considering a home for their golden years they never thought of the Passive House standard until a local builder started offering the service, steps from family living in Minden's downtown.

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New renderings of East Harlem's Sendero Verde, the country's will-be largest passive house project - 6Sqft (blog)

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:25am

6Sqft (blog)

New renderings of East Harlem's Sendero Verde, the country's will-be largest passive house project
6Sqft (blog)
Despite Mayor de Blasio's success meeting his affordable housing goals, East Harlem has fallen behind. As 6sqft recently reported, out of the 21,963 new units added in 2016, just 249 were built in East Harlem, prompting the city to expedite the ...

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European developers plan Chicago modular home development - Construction Dive

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:26am

European developers plan Chicago modular home development
Construction Dive
Green builders like Maine-based Ecocor are using the method for the control that factory-based building affords over site conditions. The company is using offsite panelized construction to build large components for its homes, which meet Passive House ...

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Tillamook Row breaks 'green' ground in Eliot for 'missing middle' - Hollywood Star News

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:53pm

Hollywood Star News

Tillamook Row breaks 'green' ground in Eliot for 'missing middle'
Hollywood Star News
“All five buildings in this multi-family project were designed to meet the Passive House standard and produce all or more of their own energy from rooftop solar arrays, allowing them to achieve net-zero energy performance.” City planners and policy ...

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Maine Builder Launches R&D Lab - Builder Magazine

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:31am

Builder Magazine

Maine Builder Launches R&D Lab
Builder Magazine
Drawing on the firm's experience in Passive House design and construction, the GO Lab will identify critical gaps and opportunities in the construction marketplace and respond with next-generation building products that make use of Maine's abundant ...

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Harlem Welcomes Manhattan's First Passive House - Architectural Digest

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:36pm

Architectural Digest

Harlem Welcomes Manhattan's First Passive House
Architectural Digest
Perch Harlem—Manhattan's first multifamily rental building constructed to the Passive House standard, a rigorous environmental model that requires buildings to be completely air-sealed, so they demand less energy for climate-controlled interiors ...

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Harlem Welcomes Manhattan's First Passive House - Architectural Digest

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:36pm

Architectural Digest

Harlem Welcomes Manhattan's First Passive House
Architectural Digest
Buildings created in the Passive House standard have an "envelope" that's completely sealed to stop air leakage, Benedict explains, which is achieved using highly insulated materials. "Passive House, as a general rule, relies on the enclosure of the ...

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Omni breaks ground on homeless sanctuary - Real Estate Weekly

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:10pm

Omni breaks ground on homeless sanctuary
Real Estate Weekly
Morris II is currently one of the largest such passive house developments under construction in the United States. It will be designed with an airtight building envelope, continuous insulation, high performance windows, and energy recovery ventilation ...

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Ultra-Efficient Apartment Buildings In New England Are Part Of 'Big Wave' - Rhode Island Public Radio

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:28am

Rhode Island Public Radio

Ultra-Efficient Apartment Buildings In New England Are Part Of 'Big Wave'
Rhode Island Public Radio
“We want to make it so that if a building is not a passive house, then people say, 'Oh well, that's a real negative, I would rather do something that is a passive house: it's just better,'" Gordon said. Officials at the Chicago-based Passive House ...

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Penn State establishes international ties for sustainable building education - Penn State News

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:50am

Penn State News

Penn State establishes international ties for sustainable building education
Penn State News
Freihaut's time in Europe also included attending a passive house conference in Vienna, Austria. Passive house is a rigorous, yet voluntary, standard for building energy efficiency, resulting in buildings that need little energy for heating and cooling ...

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Good Natured - 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:46pm

5280 | The Denver Magazine

Good Natured
5280 | The Denver Magazine
He started over with an open floor plan based on the German engineering philosophy called Passive House (in German, Passivhaus), which uses concepts like an airtight, über-insulated envelope; strategic solar orientation; innovative ventilation; and ...

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Passive House practitioners aim to spread standard beyond single-family homes - Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 5:27am

Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)

Passive House practitioners aim to spread standard beyond single-family homes
Building Design + Construction (press release) (registration)
Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) wants to expand acceptance of the standard in the commercial and institutional markets. As more buildings achieve certification, they provide proof-of-concept and data that can inform design decisions and influence ...

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Place your bets: Ice Box Challenge puts passive houses to the test - Vancouver Courier

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:19pm

Place your bets: Ice Box Challenge puts passive houses to the test
Vancouver Courier
As part of the Ice Box Challenge, Passive House Canada hosted a kickoff event at Vancouver's Olympic Village Square on July 27, where they placed a one-tonne ice block in a super-insulated box built to Passive House standards, and another tonne of ice ...

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