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Modern mountain makeover - Otago Daily Times

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:34

Otago Daily Times

Modern mountain makeover
Otago Daily Times
Having previously lived in Japan and Poland, where houses were built to handle extreme weather conditions, the owners wanted a home that would be comfortable to live in year-round. Though the property is not certified as a passive house, they say that ...

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With $4.6M deal for uber green project at 13th and Pike, developer leaps ahead in race to build new Capitol Hill condos - CHS Blog (blog)

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:49

CHS Blog (blog)

With $4.6M deal for uber green project at 13th and Pike, developer leaps ahead in race to build new Capitol Hill condos
CHS Blog (blog)
Developer Solterra slapped down the cold, hard cash in a transaction reported to the county Monday for the former Fran's Chocolates building and a 2016-approved plan to build Capitol Hill's (and Seattle's) first Passive House-certified mixed-use ...

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Kein Passivhaus Plus im Neubaugebiet Bad Rothenfelde? - NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 20:53

NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung

Kein Passivhaus Plus im Neubaugebiet Bad Rothenfelde?
NOZ - Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
„Wir haben anfangs mit mehr Unterstützung gerechnet“, gesteht Jörn Peters. Und zwar für ein sogenanntes „Aktivhaus“ oder „Passivhaus Plus“, wie es sich Jörn Peters und seine Frau Claudia Brandes wünschen. Ein Haus, das sie auch ästhetisch mögen und ...

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Backlash over MPs' 'knee-jerk' call to stop cash for modular homes - Architects Journal

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:54

Architects Journal

Backlash over MPs' 'knee-jerk' call to stop cash for modular homes
Architects Journal
Architype associate Paul Neep echoed Frankland's comments, pointing out that prefabricated construction could 'theoretically cover anything from static caravan type construction through to highly efficient Passivhaus construction'. Neep said the ...

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Capitol Hill's first new condos in a decade will be super-green at former Fran's Chocolate HQ - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 05:18

Capitol Hill's first new condos in a decade will be super-green at former Fran's Chocolate HQ
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Capitol Hill's first new condominiums will be built using the unusual "passive house" design and construction method. The property at 1300 E. Pike St. was Fran's Chocolate's Seattle headquarters before it moved to Georgetown. The site sold for nearly ...

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Old Victorian home in Brooklyn gets incredible Passive House retrofit - Inhabitat

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 23:18

Old Victorian home in Brooklyn gets incredible Passive House retrofit
Inhabitat
Retrofitting an old house into a Passive House is a challenging feat to say the least, but when done right, it can be amazing. When Bo and Itzy decided to turn their old Victorian home in Brooklyn into a passive home, they took on the ambitious project ...

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Old Holloway Passive house is all about comfort and luxury - Treehugger

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:15

Treehugger

Old Holloway Passive house is all about comfort and luxury
Treehugger
Juraj Mikurcik self-builds a gem of straw and wood that demonstrates everything there is to love about Passive House design. In a recent post we noted that Juraj Mikurcik's Old Holloway Passivhaus was nominated for a UK Passive House Trust award; here ...

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Old Holloway Passive house is all about comfort and luxury - Treehugger

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 21:15

Treehugger

Old Holloway Passive house is all about comfort and luxury
Treehugger
Juraj Mikurcik self-builds a gem of straw and wood that demonstrates everything there is to love about Passive House design. In a recent post we noted that Juraj Mikurcik's Old Holloway Passivhaus was nominated for a UK Passive House Trust award; here ...

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Capitol Hill site sells for Solis: 45 'passive-house' condos - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:01

Capitol Hill site sells for Solis: 45 'passive-house' condos
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Solis will meet passive-house standards for energy use, so that only minimal heating and cooling will be required. Green features will include a very tight building envelope, high-performance windows, doors, insulation, ventilation systems and air seals.

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Commercial wood building first to meet passive house energy standards - woodworkingnetwork.com

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 09:31

woodworkingnetwork.com

Commercial wood building first to meet passive house energy standards
woodworkingnetwork.com
The WIRL is noteworthy in that it is the first industrial building in North America certified to rigorous Passive House energy standards. Certified Passive House buildings use up to 90 per cent less energy for heating and cooling and up to 70 per cent ...

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Passivhaus Trust announces nominees for 'the Oscars for building performance' - Treehugger

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 01:38

Treehugger

Passivhaus Trust announces nominees for 'the Oscars for building performance'
Treehugger
Let's hope that unlike the Oscars, they make the right choices and open the right envelopes. The UK Passivhaus Trust has just announced its short list for the 2018 UK Passivhaus awards, to be given out in October. They start their press release with ...

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The 11 Most Beautiful New Buildings in Brooklyn - The Bridge

Google News Passive House - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 02:32

The Bridge

The 11 Most Beautiful New Buildings in Brooklyn
The Bridge
... the awards-program notes. The back of the house uses recycled slates from the Coney Island boardwalk. All told, the residence meets New York's passive-house standard for energy conservation. Architect: Paul A. Castrucci; builder: Blue Line ...

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Sioux Falls apartments to be energy efficient, affordable - Rapid City Journal

Google News Passive House - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 18:32

Sioux Falls apartments to be energy efficient, affordable
Rapid City Journal
Costello's second building, which will be called Majestic Ridge, will be Energy Star certified. The developer is installing monitoring devices in both to track energy efficiency and see if the utility savings of Passive House design makes a difference ...

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Canadian organizations participate in UN high performance building initiative - Journal of Commerce

Google News Passive House - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 18:16

Journal of Commerce

Canadian organizations participate in UN high performance building initiative
Journal of Commerce
VANCOUVER — Passive House Canada and the Vancouver-based Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) both recently participated at the UN headquarters in New York in an effort to establish international centres of excellence for high performance ...

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Aussie 'recyclable house' references iconic galvanised steel woolsheds - Stuff.co.nz

Google News Passive House - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:50

Stuff.co.nz

Aussie 'recyclable house' references iconic galvanised steel woolsheds
Stuff.co.nz
The solar-passive and highly insulated design ensures warmth and comfort in Beaufort's harsh winter. Coupled with the super-efficient Pyroclassic wood fire stove with wetback, and a solar hot water system, Irvine says the house is cosy even on the ...

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Everything neutral - Pamplin Media Group

Google News Passiv Haus - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 01:33

Pamplin Media Group

Everything neutral
Pamplin Media Group
For a start, buildings must be hyper efficient, as well-insulated as a passive house (or passivhaus) building. They must also be energy neutral — producing as much energy as they consume, and even water neutral — and able to function off the water grid.

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Our Home — A builder's construction notes - Athens Messenger

Google News Passive House - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 16:13

Our Home — A builder's construction notes
Athens Messenger
We are building a “passive house inspired” 2,200-square-foot house. The roof is on and insulation is about to be blown in. My approach is to build a super-efficient house, at the lowest construction cost. For this house we did a thickened edge slab ...

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Housing Department looking to state and local governments to solve crisis - Axios

Google News Passive House - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 22:09

Axios

Housing Department looking to state and local governments to solve crisis
Axios
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has largely been passive in addressing the country's house crisis, leaving it up to state legislators to find solutions after HUD passed a plan tripling rents and loosening federal aid caps for ...

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South Dakota apartments to be energy efficient, affordable - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Google News Passive House - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:02

South Dakota apartments to be energy efficient, affordable
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
The building will be South Dakota's first multi-family housing structure designed to meet international Passive House standards — a rigorous energy efficiency credential that only a couple of other projects in the state have attempted to earn, the ...

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South Dakota Apartments to Be Energy Efficient, Affordable - U.S. News & World Report

Google News Passive House - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:02

South Dakota Apartments to Be Energy Efficient, Affordable
U.S. News & World Report
The building will be South Dakota's first multi-family housing structure designed to meet international Passive House standards — a rigorous energy efficiency credential that only a couple of other projects in the state have attempted to earn, the ...

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