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Engineering Students Collaborate with University's Facilities Department to Study Energy Efficiency - University of New Haven News (blog)

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:25

Engineering Students Collaborate with University's Facilities Department to Study Energy Efficiency
University of New Haven News (blog)
Also in October, some engineering students had the chance to attend a discussion on campus hosted by the Connecticut Green Building Council and Connecticut Passive House, a nonprofit that promotes energy efficiency in building construction. The event ...

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Passive house, massive scale - REjournals.com

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:45

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Passive house, massive scale
REjournals.com
Building commercial properties with sustainability in mind has the capacity to drastically improve a city's carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change. One of the strongest green building standards around is Passive House; marrying ...

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Energy efficiency not being used to full potential - Press of Atlantic City

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 02:54

Press of Atlantic City

Energy efficiency not being used to full potential
Press of Atlantic City
Also, check out passive house construction at phius.org. This is based on ancient wisdom passed down through many cultures, about using Earth physics and dynamics for human shelter and comfort. Are we humble and wise enough to learn and build upon ...

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Can a remodeled 1920s home revolutionize green building? - Curbed

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:06

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Can a remodeled 1920s home revolutionize green building?
Curbed
Unlike other strict building standards, such as passive house construction, which seeks to seal off the environment to achieve energy efficiency, HouseZero rejects the conventional “sealed box” approach in favor of a building that reacts to its ...
Harvard Reveals Its Ultra-Energy-Efficient Center for Green Buildings and CitiesArchitectural Record

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Sun, 12/02/2018 - 22:53
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A Perfectly Edited Hamptons Country Hideaway - Architectural Digest

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 23:55

Architectural Digest

A Perfectly Edited Hamptons Country Hideaway
Architectural Digest
Yang's approach was a holistic one, incorporating elements of substantiality and passive-house technologies whenever possible—and maximizing those enviable windows. Reid focused on aesthetics. A faux-bois rug stretches nearly wall-to-wall in the ...

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Canada's Largest Passive House Retrofit Project Uses Elastochem's Spray Foam with Solstice® LBA - SprayFoam.com (press release)

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:41

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Canada's Largest Passive House Retrofit Project Uses Elastochem's Spray Foam with Solstice® LBA
SprayFoam.com (press release)
Early in the design phase, Invizij explored different insulation options to achieve the high level of energy efficiency required for Passive House certification, including mineral wool, wood fiber, and various types of wall assemblies. “Because part of ...

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Canada's Largest Passive House Retrofit Project Uses Elastochem's Spray Foam with Solstice® LBA - SprayFoam.com (press release)

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 22:41

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Canada's Largest Passive House Retrofit Project Uses Elastochem's Spray Foam with Solstice® LBA
SprayFoam.com (press release)
Derelict Structure Transformed into High Quality Apartments and Commercial Space. As one of Ontario's leading developers of affordable housing, Indwell's Graham Cubitt is passionate about creating “a really amazing place to live” for people who have ...

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Metric Modular's Passive House six-plex saves time and money for Yale First Nation - Building Design + Construction (press release)

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 05:31

Building Design + Construction (press release)

Metric Modular's Passive House six-plex saves time and money for Yale First Nation
Building Design + Construction (press release)
The project was the first certified Passive House developed in a Canadian Indigenous community. Rigid Passive House standards denote the project is 80 percent more energy-efficient and emits 80 percent less greenhouse gas. On top of the energy ...

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Career military man explains how he earns $80000 a year in passive income - MarketWatch

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 02:03

MarketWatch

Career military man explains how he earns $80000 a year in passive income
MarketWatch
Needless to say, the military isn't the first place most millennials would look for inspiration in achieving “FIRE” glory, but they could do worse than Carey when it comes to building passive income with minimal effort. In a guest post on author JL ...

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Portland architecture firm makes Architect magazine's Top 50 'sustainability' list - Mainebiz

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:12

Mainebiz

Portland architecture firm makes Architect magazine's Top 50 'sustainability' list
Mainebiz
... livestock, and orchards, which will anchor lessons in sustainable agriculture and food systems. Other notable Passive House-certified projects in the Portland area designed by the firm include Bayside Anchor apartments and Friends School of Portland.

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Find the Right Windows for Your Building and Your Budget - Habitat magazine

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 04:05

Find the Right Windows for Your Building and Your Budget
Habitat magazine
Europe has embraced the passive-house construction standard, which leaves LEED in the dust. It's now making headway in the U.S., and can reduce a building's energy consumption by 50 percent or more. Windows are only one part of it, but an important ...

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Find the Right Windows for Your Building and Your Budget - Habitat magazine

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 04:05

Find the Right Windows for Your Building and Your Budget
Habitat magazine
Europe has embraced the passive-house construction standard, which leaves LEED in the dust. It's now making headway in the U.S., and can reduce a building's energy consumption by 50 percent or more. Windows are only one part of it, but an important ...

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Much Effort For A Passive House - 27east.com

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:01

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Much Effort For A Passive House
27east.com
Many strive for it, but few actually build a passive house—a construction feat that was first sought in response to the energy crisis in the 1970s and was popularized in Europe for the sake of building the most efficient house possible. “A passive ...

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Art houses series: 'I think it's magic' - Martinsville Bulletin

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 12:07

Martinsville Bulletin

Art houses series: 'I think it's magic'
Martinsville Bulletin
... the Johnsons' old house. “We basically gutted it and started over,” Gary said. “We took out almost all the walls and bumped out the front.” They worked with former Roanoke County contractor Adam Cohen, a nationally acknowledged advocate for Passive ...
Art houses series: 'I think it's magic' | Arts | roanoke.comRoanoke Times

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Art houses series: 'I think it's magic' - Roanoke Times

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 10:33

Roanoke Times

Art houses series: 'I think it's magic'
Roanoke Times
... the Johnsons' old house. “We basically gutted it and started over,” Gary said. “We took out almost all the walls and bumped out the front.” They worked with former Roanoke County contractor Adam Cohen, a nationally acknowledged advocate for Passive ...

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leckie studio designs a prefabricated flat-packed cabin for backcountry hut company - Designboom

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:15

leckie studio designs a prefabricated flat-packed cabin for backcountry hut company
Designboom
... a covered exterior deck. the structural system is comprised of a sustainably harvested engineered timber frame, clad with prefabricated insulated wall/roof/floor panels. the envelope system can be customized to meet net zero and passive house ...

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Passive House business Hütt Homes jumps onto new crowd funding platform - The Fifth Estate

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:02

The Fifth Estate

Passive House business Hütt Homes jumps onto new crowd funding platform
The Fifth Estate
A new Passive House build and design company in Melbourne has snapped up the opportunity to promote equity investment to smaller or so called “retail” investors. Melbourne based architect Felicity Bernstein has two passions. One is to demonstrate to ...

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Another good reason to go Passivhaus: It keeps the smoke out - Treehugger

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 23:41

Treehugger

Another good reason to go Passivhaus: It keeps the smoke out
Treehugger
We enjoy living in Midori Haus built to the Passive House (Passivhaus) standard. The tightly sealed enclosure, about 10 times tighter than conventionally built houses, keeps random air from coming in from random places. The heat recovery ventilator ...

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Green builders in training - Brattleboro Reformer

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 07:16

Green builders in training
Brattleboro Reformer
The program was recently endorsed by both the Vermont Passive House Association and the National Association of Home Builders and Remodelers, Vermont Chapter. Payne said he is applying to the High Meadows Fund for additional support. To learn ...

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