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WA's first certified Passive House achieves thermal comfort with Kingspan Kooltherm - Architecture and Design

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:49pm

Architecture and Design

WA's first certified Passive House achieves thermal comfort with Kingspan Kooltherm
Architecture and Design
The passive house concept is finding increasing acceptance in the building industry as it works towards a zero carbon target. Passive houses were initially planned as long-term sustainable buildings that provided a comfortable and healthy environment ...

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Is LEED tough enough to stop climate change? Is it even the right question? - Treehugger

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 1:37pm

Treehugger

Is LEED tough enough to stop climate change? Is it even the right question?
Treehugger
Those who care about carbon emissions and building efficiency are trending to the Passivhaus or Passive House standard; I have always thought it was too focused on that single metric and proposed, only slightly tongue in cheek, an Elrond Standard that ...

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Company news: Nicole Schuster named associate principal at Ashley McGraw Architects - Syracuse.com

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 8:11am

Syracuse.com

Company news: Nicole Schuster named associate principal at Ashley McGraw Architects
Syracuse.com
Nicole Schuster AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC has been named associate principal at Ashley McGraw Architects. Schuster is a project architect and joined the company in 2016. She has been a certified passive house consultant since 2015. Schuster is a past ...

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The Platinum Standard in Northern Liberties for $1.433M - Philadelphia magazine

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 5:00am

Philadelphia magazine

The Platinum Standard in Northern Liberties for $1.433M
Philadelphia magazine
That's because they incorporated most of the features found in homes built to the Passive House standard into this one. “The only difference is that passive house relies on southern exposure, while this home has east and west exposure,” Smith says. “So ...

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Ice Box Challenge Shows Off a Better Way to Keep Cool in the Summer - Philadelphia magazine

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 2:26pm

Philadelphia magazine

Ice Box Challenge Shows Off a Better Way to Keep Cool in the Summer
Philadelphia magazine
The “passive house” standard goes beyond even the latest International Building Code standard to produce buildings that are super-insulated and almost 100 percent airtight to cut down on heat gain in the summer, heat loss in the winter and drafts.

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Penn State at The Navy Yard hosts Ice Box Challenge - Penn State News

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 7:20am

Penn State News

Penn State at The Navy Yard hosts Ice Box Challenge
Penn State News
Passive house standard is an energy-efficient and cost-saving method of reducing the ecological footprint of buildings by controlling unnecessary outside airflow, reducing the amount of energy needed to maintain a comfortable, quiet environment. To ...

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100% Affordable Beach Green Dunes II Breaks Ground in The Rockaways, Queens - New York YIMBY

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 4:09am

New York YIMBY

100% Affordable Beach Green Dunes II Breaks Ground in The Rockaways, Queens
New York YIMBY
The eight-story building will be passive house-certified to help reduce residential energy costs and the long-term, environmental impact of the building. The structure will also be built with resilient design features to prevent flooding and storm damage.

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Oxford County Warden Pitches Building Code Changes To Huron - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:54am

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Oxford County Warden Pitches Building Code Changes To Huron
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
He advocates a move to what's called the "passive house standard", and is asking for Huron's support for his bid to have the building code adjusted. Mayberry tells Country 104.9 News that the passive house standard was taken up in Germany, after being ...

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LandGlass Makes Breakthrough in Intelligent Manufacturing and Is Beefing up the LandVac Production Capacity - Glass on Web

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:05pm

Glass on Web

LandGlass Makes Breakthrough in Intelligent Manufacturing and Is Beefing up the LandVac Production Capacity
Glass on Web
Accompanied by governmental policy support for passive buildings in China and growing trend of passive house in construction industry worldwide, Mr. Kang expects that vacuum insulated glass will play a more and more important role in this development ...

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Architect Carly Coulson on Less is More - Midwest Home Magazine (blog)

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:38am

Midwest Home Magazine (blog)

Architect Carly Coulson on Less is More
Midwest Home Magazine (blog)
Then, using her expertise with advanced energy modeling and Passive House strategies, she designed the simple modern structure to live lightly on the land. By using triple-pane glass, super insulation, passive solar heating, summer shading, and heat ...

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New window design recognized by Passive House Institute - The Daily Courier

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 5:50am

The Daily Courier

New window design recognized by Passive House Institute
The Daily Courier
LANGLEY, British Columbia (BUSINESS WIRE via AP) — Cascadia Windows & Doors, a North American manufacturer and distributor of energy-efficient windows, doors and other building products has recently received Passive House Institute (PHI) ...

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Yellow Is the New Green - Diablo Magazine

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:27pm

Diablo Magazine

Yellow Is the New Green
Diablo Magazine
Striving to meet passive house standards—an energy-efficiency certification that means the remodeled building consumes about 90 percent less energy than it otherwise would have—the house now boasts thermal-bridge-free construction, energy-​recovery ...

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The latest lessons from The Chart that Explains Everything - Treehugger

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 7:15am

Treehugger

The latest lessons from The Chart that Explains Everything
Treehugger
Every year the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory produces these Sankey Diagrams of energy flows which are “single-page references that contain quantitative data about resource, commodity, and byproduct flows in a graphical form.” I have called ...

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Cascadia Recognized by Passive House Institute - DWM Magazine

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:58am

Cascadia Recognized by Passive House Institute
DWM Magazine
Cascadia Windows & Doors recently received Passive House Institute (PHI) certification for its Universal Series of energy-efficient windows. According to the company, this certification verifies that these windows achieve a level of thermal performance ...

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This House On Stilts Is Stronger Than It Looks - Architectural Digest

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:09am

Architectural Digest

This House On Stilts Is Stronger Than It Looks
Architectural Digest
A student of passive-house standards, the European ways of keeping energy use to a bare minimum, Ryall applied their lessons to the house: He specified triple-glazed windows and installed a high-tech building wrap beneath the wooden sheathing.

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Shouldn't We Have More DC Microgrids? - Microgrid Knowledge

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:07am

Microgrid Knowledge

Shouldn't We Have More DC Microgrids?
Microgrid Knowledge
Terence Hill is a member of the board of directors of the US Passive House Institute and the EMerge Alliance, a non-profit industry association working to develop standards and foster commercialization of DC microgrids and power technology.

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Architects chosen for MD365 new building - Mount Desert Islander

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 4:00am

Mount Desert Islander

Architects chosen for MD365 new building
Mount Desert Islander
Stevens-Rosa said the building will comply as much as is practicable with Passive House standards, which are standards for energy efficiency in construction. She said the project is now in the predesign phase and that a design for the building should ...

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Dubuque 'Rockpile' designated an energy-efficient 'passive house' - telegraphherald.com

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:12pm

telegraphherald.com

Dubuque 'Rockpile' designated an energy-efficient 'passive house'
telegraphherald.com
Tucked away on North Grandview Avenue in Dubuque, a small house heats and cools itself without relying on many of the mechanisms so common in modern life. Shane Hoeper, of Hoeper Green Power, designed, built and now lives in “The Rockpile” at ...

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The shortlist: Ireland's finest residential designs - The Times

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 4:04pm

The Times

The shortlist: Ireland's finest residential designs
The Times
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county council's social housing development The Mews, is remarkable because it is an A1-rated building, designed to near-zero energy building standards. It also follows passive house design standards. The two-storey building, ...

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Cascadia Recognized by World-Renowned Passive House Institute - SCNow

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:25pm

SCNow

Cascadia Recognized by World-Renowned Passive House Institute
SCNow
We are talking about a commercial-grade fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP)-framed window product. A product that PHI, a German organization, states is the first wholly North American designed and manufactured window product to become Passive House ...

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