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Passive House at AIA Western Region Conference

Katy Hollbacher is delivering Part I and II presentations, Passive House and Energy Modeling: The Foundation for True High-Performance Buildings, at the upcoming AIA Western Region Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. The Western Region comprises Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming--encompassing mountains and deserts along with their harsh conditions and extreme temperature ranges.

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A “Top Five Wish List” for every building project

What if every project we worked on committed to five things? "

This is the question I asked Katy while BARTing back from a meeting recently. The discussion that ensued was very nerdy and distracted us to the point where we ended on the wrong line. But this is what we decided on:

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CanPHI's Passive House North 2013 Conference

Our flights are booked and hotel is reserved for Vancouver- we can't wait and hope to see you there! The Canadian Passive House Institute (CanPHI) will host the first North American Passive House conference dedicated to cost-effective strategies for reducing building energy in cool climates. PASSIVE HOUSE NORTH 2013: Affordable energy efficiency for a changing climate will convene Sept. 27 and 28 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, B.C.

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2012 ACI California Home Performance Conference

High Performance Details For California Climates: Lessons Learned--Passive House advocates Katy Hollbacher, Bronwyn Barry and Mary James are delivering this presentation at the upcoming 2012 ACI California Home Performance Conference June 5-6 in Sacramento on Tuesday, June 5 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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Avena Bella Affordable Multifamily Housing Groundbreaking

EAH Housing and the City of Turlock officially broke ground on Avena Bella, an 80 unit affordable housing property, on March 28. It is seeking both LEED for Homes (the first in Stanislaus County) and GreenPoint Rated certifications, which have been guided by green building consultant Beyond Efficiency. The project includes both innovative and tried-and-true green building measures including:

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Jackson Hole News & Guide Home Show

Visit Beyond Efficiency and Sunlight Design at Booth #9 April 15-16 at Snow King Center. We are Jackson’s high-performance design and consulting collaborative and offer:

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Yes, YOU can build efficiently with wood!

Advanced framing (Optimal Value Engineering) is a collection of design and building methods that reduces lumber use, minimizes wood waste, and maximizes a structure’s energy efficiency. For every piece of unneeded lumber eliminated, a builder saves four times: once by not purchasing, once by not moving around, once by not installing, and once by not paying for waste cuts to be hauled away. And eliminating unnecessary wood allows more space for insulation—making buildings more energy efficient and saving money in the long run.

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PG&E Classes: Advanced Framing & Structural Systems

Do you want to build smarter, save money, and provide improved comfort and energy performance for your clients? Sign up today for these free spring/summer classes, part of PG&E's Energy Efficiency class series. Instructor is Katy Hollbacher, PE, Certified Passive House Consultant.

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