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New Bronx passive house rental will debut in 2018 - Curbed NY

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Curbed NY

New Bronx passive house rental will debut in 2018
Curbed NY
The Queens-based development firm Propco Holdings has jumped on the passive house bandwagon. The firm just announced plans for a new ground-up passive house project in the Bronx. It'll be located at 746 East 214th Street, in Williamsbridge.

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Mnuchin: GOP tax reform would give small business owners the lowest rates 'since the 1930s' - CNBC

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 23:00

CNBC

Mnuchin: GOP tax reform would give small business owners the lowest rates 'since the 1930s'
CNBC
Formerly chief of staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation during the Bush 43 and Obama administrations, Kleinbard also writes, "The House bill allows completely passive investors in eligible businesses to get the discounted tax rate on all their pass ...

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30 Research Way by McGlashan Everist proves passive house works for large commercial buildings - Architecture and Design

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:43

30 Research Way by McGlashan Everist proves passive house works for large commercial buildings
Architecture and Design
As Victorian-based practice McGlashan Everist has proven, passive house construction (also known as Passivhaus) is not limited to one type of building stock. The 2016 Sustainability Awards – Large Commercial winner made headlines last year for applying ...

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The House just passed its big tax bill. Here's what is in it. - Washington Post

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:04

Washington Post

The House just passed its big tax bill. Here's what is in it.
Washington Post
One of the interesting ones is that the lower 25 percent pass-through rate would apply to all income for passive real estate investors like Trump, a much better deal than most active pass-through business owners get. Most Americans pay the same — or ...
NMMA provides House, Senate industry tax reform updateBoating Industry
Beware the fine print — a GOP tax cut for small businesses is more like a giveaway for the richLos Angeles Times
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Update: Key Differences Between the House and Senate BillsThe National Law Review
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Accelerating toward zero - Palo Alto Online

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:36

Palo Alto Online

Accelerating toward zero
Palo Alto Online
He proudly noted that Palo Alto already has California's largest concentration of "Passive House Certified" homes, a distinction given to structures that meet rigorous energy-efficiency standards. BONE Structure, a family-owned Canadian home company ...

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NYC's cheapest housing might be its chicest - New York Post

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 14:03

New York Post

NYC's cheapest housing might be its chicest
New York Post
The firm has taken the baton and run with it: Dattner is working on the 241-unit 425 Grand Concourse, also in the Bronx, which will house low- and moderate-income families in a building constructed according to “passive house” standards for energy ...

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Developing Affordable Passive Houses - Sourceable

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:10

Sourceable

Developing Affordable Passive Houses
Sourceable
But retirees Sue and Peter, builder RMH homes, passive house certifier Grun Consulting, and uPVC windows supplier VUE Windows have produced an elegant, spacious home that looks like any normal new build. Unlike those normal new builds, however, ...

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This home is so energy efficient, it even uses body heat for temperature control - The Olympian

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:54

This home is so energy efficient, it even uses body heat for temperature control
The Olympian
On Thursday, Jeff Greaves and Sue Duffy hosted an open house for their “passive house” in Olympia's Eastside neighborhood. “Basically they're super energy efficient,” Greaves said. “They use about a tenth of the energy that a regular house does.”.

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Around the Corner - The Spokesman-Review

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 06:49

Around the Corner
The Spokesman-Review
The awards follow Edwards Smith Construction's recognition as the first North Idaho builder to earn a Passive House Institute U.S. Certified Builder designation, according to a news release. Passive building focuses on design elements to increase a ...

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Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:16

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
The finished product is known as a passive house, a building that needs very little energy for space heating or cooling. The product is installed by a home builder. The company was founded in 2010 and had been operating in Detroit until moving to the ...

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House MM Stoombootweg - ARCHITECT Magazine

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 01:26

ARCHITECT Magazine

House MM Stoombootweg
ARCHITECT Magazine
The design of the house is based on the passive building technology. The facades and roof are built with sandwich panels with high density insulation and all connections with the window frames have been sealed double. The facades and roof parts are ...

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Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:12

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
The finished product is known as a passive house, a building that needs very little energy for space heating or cooling. The product is installed by a home builder. The company was founded in 2010 and had been operating in Detroit until moving to the ...

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Passive House High Rise Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:46

Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Passive House High Rise Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
As the first high rise residential building built to Passive House standards, the building will uses a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system custom engineered and built by GI Engineering for The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech.

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Go-ahead council transforms unrentable block of bedsits into energy-efficient apartments - The Times

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 07:16

The Times

Go-ahead council transforms unrentable block of bedsits into energy-efficient apartments
The Times
At the same time, passive design specialist MosArt Architects got in touch with the council to talk about the Passive House Institute's EuroPHit programme. It aims to promote and support step-by-step EnerPHit projects, which involve energy retrofits of ...

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Flatpack MADi house pops up in a matter of hours - New Atlas

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 14:23

New Atlas

Flatpack MADi house pops up in a matter of hours
New Atlas
Italian architect Renato Vidal has created a prefabricated foldable house that takes less than a day to install once on site. The M.A.Di home is an economic flat-packed housing solution that is not only sustainable, but designed to last and withstand ...

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Giant Passive House in Vancouver … Trackless Electric Train … Bad Tesla Conference Call (Cleantech Talk #39) - CleanTechnica

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:01

Giant Passive House in Vancouver … Trackless Electric Train … Bad Tesla Conference Call (Cleantech Talk #39)
CleanTechnica
Episode #39 of Cleantech Talk is here! A giant passive house project in Vancouver, a trackless train, and an unsatisfactory Tesla conference call stole the show in our opinion, so that's what we discussed. You can listen to this episode and subscribe ...

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Office building is prefab, passivehouse, mostly wood, and beautiful too. - Treehugger

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:33

Treehugger

Office building is prefab, passivehouse, mostly wood, and beautiful too.
Treehugger
That's why it's fun to show tweets like this from Architect Paul Testa in the UK, demonstrations of Passive House projects that aren't houses, like this administrative building designed by Hermann Kaufmann, the Illwerke Zentrum Montafon (IZM) in Rodund ...

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Calgary first Passive House takes insulation to the next level - MetroNews Canada

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 21:10

MetroNews Canada

Calgary first Passive House takes insulation to the next level
MetroNews Canada
There's lots of ways to go about it, but after much research they settled on passive house technology. The idea, which originated in Germany, is to take insulation to the extreme. Her house is basically air tight, although a high quality air exchange ...

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Passive House Days starts in Vancouver - Journal of Commerce

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:11

Journal of Commerce

Passive House Days starts in Vancouver
Journal of Commerce
"People around the world are benefiting from living and working in high-performance buildings," said Passive House Canada CEO Rob Bernhardt in a press release. "Industry leaders from across the Vancouver region come together during Passive House ...

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How To Save $1 Million Under The House Tax Bill By Playing More Golf - Forbes

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 22:57

How To Save $1 Million Under The House Tax Bill By Playing More Golf
Forbes
If you are not a passive owner -- in other words, you materially participate in a non-rental activity, or you qualify as a real estate professional and materially participate in your rental activities -- the House bill does not want you to be able to ...

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