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A totally redone, inside-out job in Sunday's Well house - Irish Examiner

Google News Passiv Haus - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:03

Irish Examiner

A totally redone, inside-out job in Sunday's Well house
Irish Examiner
Apart at all from his design skills, and 14 years of working in Australia and Ireland, Paul McNally has an expertise in passive design and performance: he has an MSc in advanced energy and environmental studies: has Passiv Haus Institute accreditation ...

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One of the most energy efficient houses in Seattle. - KING5.com

Google News Passive House - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:56

KING5.com

One of the most energy efficient houses in Seattle.
KING5.com
One that combined the latest in sustainable building practices, with cutting edge design. When they were done they built what turned out to be Seattle's first certified passive house. "A passive house basically is a home that is constructed to use 90 ...

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Results of PassREg to be announced at International Passive House Conference - Intelligent Building Today

Google News Passive House - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:15

Results of PassREg to be announced at International Passive House Conference
Intelligent Building Today
Opportunities for greater efficiency in cities and municipalities will be one of the main topics at the International Passive House Conference, which will take place from 17 to 18 April in Leipzig. Municipal representatives will be able to attend ...

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Six reasons developers should build net-zero apartments - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:02

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Six reasons developers should build net-zero apartments
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
The Seattle metro area built 8,600 apartment units in 2014 and has 50 multifamily projects at various stages of construction, and nearly none of them will meet net-zero energy (NZE) or Passive House qualifications. While this growth is impressive, we ...

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Six reasons developers should build net-zero apartments - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:02

Six reasons developers should build net-zero apartments
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
The Seattle metro area built 8,600 apartment units in 2014 and has 50 multifamily projects at various stages of construction, and nearly none of them will meet net-zero energy (NZE) or Passive House qualifications. While this growth is impressive, we ...

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New Passivhaus Burry Port Community Primary school visit - Llanelli Star

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:29

Llanelli Star

New Passivhaus Burry Port Community Primary school visit
Llanelli Star
PUPILS in Burry Port have had a sneak peak at their new £3.8 million energy efficient school. Youngsters visited the site which will provide a home for 210 pupils and a 30-place nursery. Burry Port Community Primary, which is set to be the first ...

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Can tall buildings ever be sustainable? - Building Design

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:25

Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?
Building Design
Gensler's Shanghai Tower, the second tallest tower in the world, claims to be the greenest on the planet, and the world's first Passivhaus office tower was certified in Vienna less than two years ago. And of course visionaries like “ecoarchitect” Ken ...

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Stafford campaigners seek 'green' pledge in local elections - Staff Newsletter

Google News Passiv Haus - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:33

Staff Newsletter

Stafford campaigners seek 'green' pledge in local elections
Staff Newsletter
Require, where housing developments are deemed unavoidable, that houses are designed to the highest 21st century eco-standards and use renewable energy sources, including thermal solar energy to enable passive heating (e. g. Passivhaus) and ...

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Energy people: The passive homeowner - Irish Times

Google News Passive House - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:11

Irish Times

Energy people: The passive homeowner
Irish Times
“Why would you build any other way?” is Niall Walsh's stock answer to questions about his passive house. His family home at Mount Merrion in south Dublin looks no different from any other on Wilson Road, which mainly features 1930s-style bungalows.

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BUILDEX: Making the case for engineered wood in industrial building - Journal of Commerce

Google News Passiv Haus - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:35

Journal of Commerce

BUILDEX: Making the case for engineered wood in industrial building
Journal of Commerce
The plant will use B.C. Passive House's eco-friendly technology to build prefabricated homes. The company is run by CEO Matheo Dürfeld, the man who built the Austria PassivHaus in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Role of Engineered Wood ...

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Move over Passivhaus, here comes Aktivhaus - Green Building Press

Google News Passiv Haus - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:46

Green Building Press

Move over Passivhaus, here comes Aktivhaus
Green Building Press
Built within just a few months in 1927, the Weissenhof Settlement in Stuttgart represented a revolution in house building. The designs, by a range of world-famous Bauhaus architects including Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, were ...

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Move over Passivhaus, here comes Aktivhaus - Green Building Press

Google News Passiv Haus - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 01:46

Green Building Press

Move over Passivhaus, here comes Aktivhaus
Green Building Press
Built within just a few months in 1927, the Weissenhof Settlement in Stuttgart represented a revolution in house building. The designs, by a range of world-famous Bauhaus architects including Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, were ...

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The Pure House: Building the Best Passive Home Possible - Realtor.com News

Google News Passive House - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 23:22

Realtor.com News

The Pure House: Building the Best Passive Home Possible
Realtor.com News
With frigid temperatures gripping most of the country, people are cocooning in their homes to keep warm. But heating a house comes with a steep cost—as anyone who's paid a utility bill during the winter can attest. And when winter eventually ends, it ...

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Newsmaker: Gerrod Winston - Tribune-Review

Google News Passive House - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 12:02

Newsmaker: Gerrod Winston
Tribune-Review
Noteworthy: The Passive House Institute of the United States in January certified Winston as a passive house consultant. About 500 people in the United States have received the certification from the Chicago-based institute, including 10 other people ...

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The POLITICO Caucus: Christie slips from first tier - Politico

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 17:56

Politico

The POLITICO Caucus: Christie slips from first tier
Politico
Netanyahu takes another swipe at the White House ... “He needs to demonstrate that he understands that the verb 'listen' is passive,” said a New Hampshire Republican. “Pick and win a fight with Bush,” said an Iowa Republican. “Get two or three ideas ...

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UK's first Passivhaus archive facility completed - Intelligent Building Today

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:19

UK's first Passivhaus archive facility completed
Intelligent Building Today
The stringent Passivhaus specification will substantially reduce energy running costs for the centre, achieving approximately 80 per cent saving compared to similar facilities designed to standard UK Building Regulations. It has been completed in a ...

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Interview: Chris Barnett on shifting the game with high-performance modular ... - The Fifth Estate

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:15

The Fifth Estate

Interview: Chris Barnett on shifting the game with high-performance modular ...
The Fifth Estate
The air leakage rates of his own company's houses, he says, can approach Passivhaus standards, with one home with heat recovery technology having an air-change rate of 1.15 air changes an hour at 50 kilopascals. The Passivhaus standard is 0.6, while a ...

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Kirklees Council agrees Council Tax rise ... and huge budget cuts leading to ... - Huddersfield Examiner

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 04:16

Huddersfield Examiner

Kirklees Council agrees Council Tax rise ... and huge budget cuts leading to ...
Huddersfield Examiner
£1.125 million from the ring-fenced Housing Revenue Account to ensure there are Passivhaus (energy efficient) standard homes. Expand the activities of Building Services to cover work on private sector homes which will generate Kirklees £50,000 in 2016 ...

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Brooklyn's First Self-Sustained House Condo Building - PSFK (blog)

Google News Passive House - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 02:52

PSFK (blog)

Brooklyn's First Self-Sustained House Condo Building
PSFK (blog)
R-951 is the latest residence in Brooklyn to boast Passive House credentials. Unlike the Brooklyn Passive House, which gutted an old masonry building and gave it new life, R-951 is a new building designed entirely based on Passive House standards, ...

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Prefab straw bale houses hit the market in Bristol - Treehugger

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:28

Treehugger

Prefab straw bale houses hit the market in Bristol
Treehugger
Cue up the jokes about huffing and puffing, there have been so many since these seven houses were put up for sale in Shirehampton, a suburb of Bristol. Straw bale is usually the preserve of self-builders (the British term for DIY homebuilders). These ...

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