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Mars, Terraforming, & Earth Design For Climate Change - Patheos (blog)

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Mars, Terraforming, & Earth Design For Climate Change
Patheos (blog)
Germany was where PassivHaus (Passive House) was started in 1990 and is growing worldwide. It is a design process that is integrated with architectural design in which buildings are ultra-low energy. They incorporate passive solar design and landscape ...

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Engineering a passive home - Boston Globe

Google News Passive House - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:58

Engineering a passive home
Boston Globe
CATCHING THE SUN. The sun is one of the primary sources of heat for a passive house. The orientation of the home on the lot and the size and position of windows are carefully planned. In winter, barren trees allow the sun's rays in; in summer, leaves ...

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Moving into the (passive) house of the future - Boston Globe

Google News Passive House - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:58

Boston Globe

Moving into the (passive) house of the future
Boston Globe
The house was nothing like what we'd pictured ourselves owning. We were going from a treetop condo in a converted three-unit house to a single-family built to the standards of a passive house, a type of energy-efficient home popular in Europe that is ...

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Bangor's 'Passive House' Creates Big Impact on Energy-Efficiency - WABI

Google News Passive House - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 04:43

Bangor's 'Passive House' Creates Big Impact on Energy-Efficiency
WABI
Passive house, super-insulated house it goes by many names but basically what you're looking at is a house that creates a situation where you pay very little for heating and cooling,” explains David Kelly. “It's super quiet inside, great lighting. The ...

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Brown, RISD students say participation in international house-building ... - The Providence Journal

Google News Passiv Haus - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:00

The Providence Journal

Brown, RISD students say participation in international house-building ...
The Providence Journal
Students at Brown and RISD built the Techstyle Haus over four months in Providence before shipping the structure in pieces to France in May. The structure was designed to the “passive house” standard and uses 90 percent less energy than a typical ...

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Das Passivhaus ist längst überholt - Frankfurter Neue Presse

Google News Passiv Haus - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:56

Frankfurter Neue Presse

Das Passivhaus ist längst überholt
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Den Titel „Passivhaus-Hauptstadt“ nehmen Kommunalpolitiker gerne für Frankfurt in Anspruch. Umgerechnet auf die Einwohnerzahl gebe es in keiner anderen Stadt so viele Gebäude, für die dank sehr guter Dämmung und ausgeklügelter Lüftung fast keine ...

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Passivhaus – Ja oder Nein? - Lampertheimer Zeitung

Google News Passiv Haus - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 07:48

Passivhaus – Ja oder Nein?
Lampertheimer Zeitung
Fritz Röhrenbeck (FDP) listete eine Reihe von Argumenten auf, die bei diesem Thema zum Nachdenken anregen sollten: Energieeffizientes Bauen werde ohnehin Pflicht, ein Passivhaus verursache bis zu 30 Prozent Mehrkosten als andere Bauarten, sei ...

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University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North ... - Newswise (press release)

Google News Passive House - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:51

University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North ...
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Three Oaks, MI – The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America and only the fifth worldwide. Built to Passive House standards — an ...

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University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North ... - Newswise (press release)

Google News Passive House - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:51

University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North ...
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Three Oaks, MI – The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America and only the fifth worldwide. Built to Passive House standards — an ...

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GreenBuilt Home Tour features Geneva Uber Haus - Aurora Beacon News

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:29

GreenBuilt Home Tour features Geneva Uber Haus
Aurora Beacon News
“This house presented a special challenge in terms of building materials,” said Dilley, president of the local chapter of the Passive House Alliance. “Here in the 21st century, it's a sad fact that a lot of materials still being used are toxic. Brandon ...

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Architects welcome mayor's £400m housing boost - Building Design

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:12

Architects welcome mayor's £400m housing boost
Building Design
Seth Rutt, a partner at Hawkins Brown, said he hoped the money would be used to create “resilient” housing using standards such as Passivhaus. He said: “It's certainly a step in the right direction. Hopefully increased funding will allow clients to ...

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Leading Beyond LEED: NYC Buildings and the Evolving Fight to Consume Less ... - Commercial Observer

Google News Passive House - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 21:07

Commercial Observer

Leading Beyond LEED: NYC Buildings and the Evolving Fight to Consume Less ...
Commercial Observer
One of the country's first hyper-efficient affordable multifamily passive houses was failing a basic evaluation early this month and nobody on architect Chris Benedict's Architecture and Energy Limited team could figure out why. When the innovative ...

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Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy - ArchDaily

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:40

Techstyle Haus: An 800 Square Foot Fabric House That Uses 90% Less Energy
ArchDaily
The Rhode Island School Of Design, Brown University and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany collaborated on a passive “fabric” house for the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe (which just wrapped up this month – see the winners here). In the ...

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Passivhaus: Technik schlägt Natur? - ImmobilienScout24 News

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:15

Passivhaus: Technik schlägt Natur?
ImmobilienScout24 News
Eine mögliche Alternative ist das Haus-im-Haus-Prinzip der Firma Bio-Solar-Haus aus dem pfälzischen St. Alban. Das Bauprinzip basiert im Gegensatz zur Passivhaus-Bauweise auf zwei Gebäudehüllen, also einem Innenhaus und einem Außenhaus.

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Professional Training at the Vanguard of Low Carbon Construction - PR Web (press release)

Google News Passive House - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:04

Professional Training at the Vanguard of Low Carbon Construction
PR Web (press release)
"Training the professional workforce is a critical component in making our low carbon future a reality,” said conference organizer and Passive House building specialist, Bronwyn Barry, “we're excited to provide conference attendees the best training ...

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Two Oxford Brookes Alumni Shortlisted for British Homes Award - Asian Correspondent

Google News Passiv Haus - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:40

Asian Correspondent

Two Oxford Brookes Alumni Shortlisted for British Homes Award
Asian Correspondent
Shelton Hawkins Architects have designed a series of innovative waterfront homes with an integral sustainable core at their centre. The dwellings go beyond conventional sustainable design and are to be built to the rigorous Passivhaus standard“.

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Passivhaus: Technik schlägt Natur? - ptext.de (Pressemitteilung)

Google News Passiv Haus - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:33

ptext.de (Pressemitteilung)

Passivhaus: Technik schlägt Natur?
ptext.de (Pressemitteilung)
Konventionelle Häuser verlieren bis zur Hälfte der im Winter erzeugten Wärme durch Undichtigkeiten und eine unzureichende Dämmung. Gleichzeitig entweicht durch längeres Lüften über Fenster und Türen zusätzlich wertvolle Wärme. Hier setzt der ...

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Willmott Dixon reveals how it is Re-Thinking approaches to sustainability - Business Green

Google News Passiv Haus - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 06:08

Business Green

Willmott Dixon reveals how it is Re-Thinking approaches to sustainability
Business Green
... tracks environmental metrics across the group, leads initiatives to curb waste and emissions levels, and provides advice to flagship green building projects, such as WWF's new Living Planet Centre HQ and the Chester Balmore residential Passivhaus ...

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Maine contractors bet on active market for 'passive' energy-efficient homes - Lewiston Sun Journal

Google News Passive House - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:51

Maine contractors bet on active market for 'passive' energy-efficient homes
Lewiston Sun Journal
The North American Passive House Network, one of a few passive home building associations, recently announced it will host its second annual conference in Portland in September. The conference will bring international designers to speak over two days ...

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Maine contractors bet on active market for 'passive' energy-efficient homes - Lewiston Sun Journal

Google News Passive House - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:51

Maine contractors bet on active market for 'passive' energy-efficient homes
Lewiston Sun Journal
YARMOUTH — Weeks ago, builder Josh Wojcik's crew was tearing the roof off a 1973 ranch house that they're converting into a high-efficiency home. A passing critic pulled his truck to the curb and leaned out the window.

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