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Meet The Developer Who Wants To Be The Tesla Of Housing - Co.Design (blog)

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:02am

Co.Design (blog)

Meet The Developer Who Wants To Be The Tesla Of Housing
Co.Design (blog)
He's also speaking to the political rift between Germany's Passivhaus-Institut (PHI) and its American counterpart, the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS), which was established in 2007 and cut loose in 2011 when PHI deemed the PHIUS certification ...

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Zero-energy tiny home has a near-invisible footprint - Inhabitat

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:42am

Zero-energy tiny home has a near-invisible footprint
Inhabitat
Built to the Passive House Standard, the 83-square-foot home needs no active heating or cooling systems even in extreme weather climates. Disappear Retreat by COULSON Architects, Disappear Retreats prefab, Disappear Retreats passive house, triple ...

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First Passive House concept in Matamata helping to change building industry - Stuff.co.nz

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 3:09pm

Stuff.co.nz

First Passive House concept in Matamata helping to change building industry
Stuff.co.nz
Builder Richard Coleman, Passive House architect Brooke Cholmondeley-Smith and home owner Allan Bates in front of Bates PassivHaus - the first of its kind to be built in Matamata and the second for Waikato. The season may be changing and temperatures ...

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First Passive House concept in Matamata helping to change building industry - Stuff.co.nz

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:48pm

Stuff.co.nz

First Passive House concept in Matamata helping to change building industry
Stuff.co.nz
Builder Richard Coleman, Passive House architect Brooke Cholmondeley-Smith and home owner Allan Bates in front of Bates PassivHaus - the first of its kind to be built in Matamata and the second for Waikato. The season may be changing and temperatures ...

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Passivhaus 101 — Passive House Definition, Explanation, & Examples - CleanTechnica

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:00am

CleanTechnica

Passivhaus 101 — Passive House Definition, Explanation, & Examples
CleanTechnica
Passivhaus/Passive house is a fairly extensive voluntary standard used to guide the creation of highly energy efficient buildings — that is, the design and construction of buildings that require limited amounts of fuel or electricity to heat or cool ...

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Tiny ventilation systems deliver fresh air to apartments and small homes - Treehugger

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:34am

Treehugger

Tiny ventilation systems deliver fresh air to apartments and small homes
Treehugger
I often say that homes and buildings designed to the tough Passivhaus or Passive House standards are "dumb buildings", because they do not rely on a bunch of smart stuff to save energy, just dumb old insulation, high-quality components, and careful ...

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The Insider: Passive Energy, Lively Decor Characterize Gut Reno of Park Slope Townhouse - Brownstoner

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:02am

Brownstoner

The Insider: Passive Energy, Lively Decor Characterize Gut Reno of Park Slope Townhouse
Brownstoner
What you see inside this four-story brick row house, recently gut-renovated by Gowanus-based architect Eric Safyan, are bright rooms decorated in a freewheeling style one of the homeowners, who sourced nearly all the materials and furnishings, calls ...

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Leslieville house throws a curve - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:02am

The Globe and Mail

Leslieville house throws a curve
The Globe and Mail
It also helps that his triple-pane windows are European, Passive House certified. "I will never go back to North American windows," he says. "You can touch the inside of this glass when it's minus-10 outside and the surface temperature is [plus] 18 ...

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Media Release: International Passive House Conference kicks off in Munich - Wire Service Canada (press release)

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:06pm

Wire Service Canada (press release)

Media Release: International Passive House Conference kicks off in Munich
Wire Service Canada (press release)
"The utility bills are on average below $42 per month for this house", says Alexander Maurer principal at Marken Design + Consulting and a leading expert in Passive House Design and Consulting. "Also the final construction costs of $276.- per square ...

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Off to Munich for the International Passivhaus Conference - Treehugger

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:05pm

Treehugger

Off to Munich for the International Passivhaus Conference
Treehugger
Starting on Friday, the leaders of the Passive House movement around the world are meeting in Munich for the International Passive House conference. Passive House, or Passivhaus, is probably the toughest energy efficiency standard anywhere; houses that ...

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Builder incorporating new energy efficiency model with housing addition - Wichita Business Journal

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:30pm

Wichita Business Journal

Builder incorporating new energy efficiency model with housing addition
Wichita Business Journal
He says the Passive House concept, originated in Germany, allows builders to use different methods and means to maximize energy efficiency. That's achieved with energy efficient windows, high-performing mechanical systems, added insulation and LED ...

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Invisible Sustainability meets the Disappear Retreat - Treehugger

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:45am

Treehugger

Invisible Sustainability meets the Disappear Retreat
Treehugger
Passive House designs are incredibly airtight, and in a building this size one might even run out of oxygen to breathe. Coulson puts in a pair of what she calls "thru-wall ERV (energy recovery ventilator) discreetly positioned above the north door ...

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Habitat for Humanity dedicates finished house to family - Indiana University The Penn Online

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 7:01am

Indiana University The Penn Online

Habitat for Humanity dedicates finished house to family
Indiana University The Penn Online
Harley based his design on the Passive House criteria, which is a standard set to increase energy efficiency in buildings, and he said he appreciates the extra effort by the builders to make it a reality. “It's an amazing effort for the community to ...

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Mirrored off-grid prefab can be a tiny home, office, or sauna - Curbed

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:32am

Curbed

Mirrored off-grid prefab can be a tiny home, office, or sauna
Curbed
Remarkably insulated, the home's design requires no active heating or cooling system, and would meet the Passive House standard. It's also pre-built in a factory using triple-insulated glass (given a slight UV film so that it's visible to birds) as ...

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Window City to Complete First Passive Building Project in US - Glass Magazine

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:07am

Window City to Complete First Passive Building Project in US
Glass Magazine
Window City is gearing up to begin its first passive building project in Hoboken, New Jersey, in spring of 2018. This will be the first completed passive building project developed in the United States. Window City will be supplying and installing all ...

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"Invisible" tiny house disappears into its surroundings - New Atlas

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 7:03pm

New Atlas

"Invisible" tiny house disappears into its surroundings
New Atlas
The structure is air-tight and meets many Passive House standards from around the world. No mechanical heating or cooling is reportedly needed and any other small energy demands are supplied by a photovoltaic system on one of its glass walls. Rainwater ...

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Crimson Bluffs Home uses passive solar and cooling to weather the extreme Montana seasons - Inhabitat

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:43am

Inhabitat

Crimson Bluffs Home uses passive solar and cooling to weather the extreme Montana seasons
Inhabitat
In a nutshell, the Passive House Design strategy relies on airtight buildings, super insulation, fresh air exchange and precise energy modeling. As a former Inhabitat contributor, I was keen to put Passive House design to the test in the Colorado ...

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The Syrian Seed Bank that Keeps Operating through the War - Earth Island Journal

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:59am

Earth Island Journal

The Syrian Seed Bank that Keeps Operating through the War
Earth Island Journal
... ICARDA has duplicated its collections in seed banks abroad, and made continuous use of regional facilities in Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco. Since 2008, ICARDA staff sent 116,475 additional samples to the Svalbard seed vault. Despite such heroism ...

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A Game Changer for Airtight Construction? - Builder Magazine

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:08am

Builder Magazine

A Game Changer for Airtight Construction?
Builder Magazine
... changes an hour down to less than one—in just a few hours and at a cost of around $1,000 per house. For the most advanced builders, this puts the 0.6 ACH50 Passive House standard within easy reach. For mass-market production builders, it makes ...

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Munich, Manhattan and Mongolia, Global Application of the Passive House Standard - Korea IT Times (press release)

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:27am

Munich, Manhattan and Mongolia, Global Application of the Passive House Standard
Korea IT Times (press release)
[Darmstadt/Munich, Germany] Munich is extensively applying it, so is Manhattan, and Mongolia has just started. What? Energy efficient construction to the Passive House Standard. All three locations have impressive projects that focus on maximum energy ...

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