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Efficient buildings discussed Oct. 2 - Stowe Today

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Efficient buildings discussed Oct. 2
Stowe Today
The passive house standard is the most stringent building energy standard in the world: buildings that meet the standard use 80 percent less energy than conventional equivalent buildings, and provide superior air quality and comfort." phaus.org.

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New Energy Standard To Be Unveiled At High Performance Building Conference - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:20

New Energy Standard To Be Unveiled At High Performance Building Conference
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
The North American Passive House Network will host Dr. Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute of Darmstadt, Germany, as their Keynote Speaker on Monday, September 22nd in Portland, Maine. Dr. Feist will announce updates to the Passive ...

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Westport man builds "pure" homes - CT Post

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:44

Westport man builds "pure" homes
CT Post
In building his Pure House -- only the second in the state and the first to be built from the ground up -- his team is following many of the Passive House requirements, a building standard popular in Europe that uses strict mathematical equations to ...

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Westport man builds "pure" homes - Danbury News Times

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:42

Westport man builds "pure" homes
Danbury News Times
Post and beam construction creates an open floor plan allowing passive heating to circulate easily in The Pure House. Founder Doug Mcdonald, left, of Westport, says the home captures heat during the day through high efficiency windows, and retains it ...

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'I Am Tired of the Cover Ups': Report Finds Obamacare Rollout Engulfed by ... - TheBlaze.com

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 07:18

TheBlaze.com

'I Am Tired of the Cover Ups': Report Finds Obamacare Rollout Engulfed by ...
TheBlaze.com
The Obama administration sought secrecy and “covert ops” in dealing with the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov last year, prompting one federal official to say, “I am tired of the cover ups,” according to a report by the House Oversight and Government ...

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Marco Rubio takes thinly veiled shot at Rand Paul on ISIS - MSNBC

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:18

Marco Rubio takes thinly veiled shot at Rand Paul on ISIS
MSNBC
After spending months demanding the White House arm rebels to topple Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Rubio declared that “the time for passive engagement in this conflict must come to an end” in response to reports of chemical attacks in April 2013.

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'New Girl' Showrunners Discuss Rebooting, Censor Skirting and Pot Smoking in ... - Hollywood Reporter

Google News Passive House - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 08:33

'New Girl' Showrunners Discuss Rebooting, Censor Skirting and Pot Smoking in ...
Hollywood Reporter
Internal flirtations within the loft gang seem indefinitely relegated to the back burner, with Nick-and-Jess (Jake Johnson and Zooey Deschanel) now a thing of the distant past and Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) pursuit of Cece (Hannah Simone) more passive ...

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The NFL has a power problem - SB Nation

Google News Passive House - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:04

The NFL has a power problem
SB Nation
The limits of this defiance can be seen everywhere in the NFL's alternately swaggering and weirdly passive mishandling the first, terrible two weeks of the season. ... It can be seen clearly in the soft initial punishment Rice received from a ...

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George Orwell's Brilliant Guide to Writing Well - The New Republic

Google News Passive House - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:53

George Orwell's Brilliant Guide to Writing Well
The New Republic
Despite the rank hypocrisy of Orwell's use of the passive voice, this is one of the most sublimely constructed essays ever published in the English language. I wish The New Republic could claim full credit for this one. But Orwell initially ran the ...

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The Moral Tragedy of Scottish Independence - Foreign Policy

Google News Passive House - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:17

The Wire

The Moral Tragedy of Scottish Independence
Foreign Policy
In this way, the referendum forces the majority of British citizens into a passive democratic position in the face of a decision that recklessly gambles, on a hairline vote, the prosperity and career prospects of a whole generation. That is not right ...
The White House Won't Tell Scotland What to Do (But Don't You Dare Leave the ...The Wire

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The White House Won't Tell Scotland What to Do (But Don't You Dare Leave the ... - The Wire

Google News Passive House - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:11

The Wire

The White House Won't Tell Scotland What to Do (But Don't You Dare Leave the ...
The Wire
... for the union in Scotland and for Queen Elizabeth to make a rare public statement on the matter.As the queen of Scotland she is officially neutral on the question, but she rather passive aggressively said Scots should "think very carefully about ...

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Case studies in living small in SF - SFGate

Google News Passive House - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 17:10

SFGate

Case studies in living small in SF
SFGate
It was designed by Baker and is LEED Platinum, GreenPoint Rated, Passive House and Net Zero Energy-certified. How long have you lived here? Baker: I purchased this property on Shotwell Street in 1999 and it's been an ongoing project, starting with a ...

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Lower Burns Park rental house converted to deep green single-family home - MLive.com

Google News Passive House - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 16:37

Lower Burns Park rental house converted to deep green single-family home
MLive.com
Some of the green building techniques used in the house are unusual, including earth tubes – a passive heating and cooling technique that heats air in the winter and cools air in the summer via tubes buried underneath the house. An earth tubes system ...

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WIT hosts "Passive House Briefing" - Waterford Today

Google News Passive House - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:33

WIT hosts "Passive House Briefing"
Waterford Today
WIT is hosting a "Passive House Briefing" on Thursday 18th September at 5.30pm in the Auditorium on the main campus on the Cork Road, Waterford. According to Derek Sinnott, Head of the Department of the Built Environment, "The briefing will give an ...

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Homes need to be affordable to run - Leamington Courier

Google News Passiv Haus - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:20

Homes need to be affordable to run
Leamington Courier
The first is to ensure that developers comply with the regulations by demonstrating performance in use. The second is to introduce homes built to the Passivhaus standard which is widely used in mainland Europe. The Passivhaus standard guarantees low ...

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How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income - Forbes

Google News Passive House - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:00

Forbes

How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income
Forbes
Now that I have this money coming in, I'm able to explore new options with investing and buying a house a bit sooner in my career. I'm also very happy to be in a place now where I can give back, so I've been doing a lot of donating and helping other ...

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Does Passive House Design Work In Extreme Heat? - Green Building Elements

Google News Passive House - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:13

Green Building Elements

Does Passive House Design Work In Extreme Heat?
Green Building Elements
A home in Barwar City, Qatar is set to be the guinea pig to answer whether Passive House design will work in the desert. Passive House (or Passivhaus in German) design relies on the mass of a building and super insulation to naturally heat and cool a ...

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Showcase: Stadthaus M1 by Barkow Leibinger - Archinect

Google News Passive House - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:56

Archinect

Showcase: Stadthaus M1 by Barkow Leibinger
Archinect
The subtle strength of Barkow Leibinger's Stadthaus M1 derives from its passive house standards and connection to local environment. The basic polygonal form of the overall structure, which includes a hotel and street-level shops separate from ...

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Case studies in living small in SF - San Francisco Chronicle

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:47

San Francisco Chronicle

Case studies in living small in SF
San Francisco Chronicle
As with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) when it was first introduced, it can be hard to convince a client to be an early adopter of new standards such as Passive House. After the Zero Cottage was completed in 2012, we decided to ...

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New Passive House Under Construction in Madrona - Curbed Seattle

Google News Passive House - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:09

New Passive House Under Construction in Madrona
Curbed Seattle
Hammer and Hand are at it again, building an impressive Passive House. This one is designed by SHED Architecture & Design. The house has impressive views. The systems that supply much of its power are impressive. The foundation required to build on ...

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