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All-in-One Systems for Heating, Cooling and Ventilation - AOL Real Estate (blog)

Google News Passiv Haus - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 19:11

AOL Real Estate (blog)

All-in-One Systems for Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
AOL Real Estate (blog)
One of the truly revolutionary systems is the Compact P Heat Pump from Nilan, certified by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. The Compact P Heat Pump, which functions as a ventilation system with heat recovery, also includes space heating and cooling ...

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Passive House Institute to measure energy savings in new EU-funded project - Intelligent Building Today

Google News Passive House - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 19:28

Intelligent Building Today

Passive House Institute to measure energy savings in new EU-funded project
Intelligent Building Today
The energy savings are being monitored by the Passive House Institute, which is also participating in the individual refurbishment projects by providing consulting and certification services and by looking at the electrical efficiency in households.

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Concrete house in King George will be both sturdy and energy efficient - Fredericksburg.com

Google News Passive House - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:08

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Concrete house in King George will be both sturdy and energy efficient
Fredericksburg.com
The passive solar design, working in tandem with the geopositioning of the house, is yet another key ingredient. How and when the sun enters windows is part of the plan. Kessler used SketchUp software to learn exactly where the sun will be in relation ...

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Biomass-fired CHP, district heating project planned in UK - Biomass Magazine

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:29

Biomass-fired CHP, district heating project planned in UK
Biomass Magazine
Homes and businesses in Norwich, England, were recently offered a double energy boost with a proposal to create straw pellet-fired project that would supply heat and power to the community. The £325 million ($489.98 million) project, with a proposed ...

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Passivhaus-Zertifikat für Komfort-Lüftungsgerät Zehnder ComfoAir 180 Zehnder ... - Haustechnik

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:04

Haustechnik

Passivhaus-Zertifikat für Komfort-Lüftungsgerät Zehnder ComfoAir 180 Zehnder ...
Haustechnik
Das Passivhaus Institut Dr. Feist in Darmstadt hat dem Komfort-Lüftungsgerät ComfoAir 180 von Zehnder Comfosystems das Zertifikat „Passivhaus geeignete Komponente – Wärmerückgewinnungsgerät“ verliehen. Das zentrale Lüftungsgerät des Zehnder ...

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This “Dumb” House is Actually Pretty Smart - Green Building Elements

Google News Passiv Haus - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:32

Green Building Elements

This “Dumb” House is Actually Pretty Smart
Green Building Elements
Dowsett is a believer in the principles of the Passivhaus movement that began in Germany and Scandinavia 20 years ago, although he gives those ideas his own interpretation. Mostly, it is a way of architectural thinking that believes a properly design ...

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This “Dumb” House is Actually Pretty Smart - Green Building Elements

Google News Passive House - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:32

Green Building Elements

This “Dumb” House is Actually Pretty Smart
Green Building Elements
The genius of Dowsett's dumb house is the incorporation of core passive principles into the structure. The concrete absorbs heat from the sun all day long and gives it up slowly overnight. But in summer, the overhanging roof blocks the sun's rays ...

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Passive house gets Pat Cox's vote - Irish Times

Google News Passive House - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:01

Irish Times

Passive house gets Pat Cox's vote
Irish Times
In the end they went for the nuclear option, deciding to demolish the 1940s house and replace it with a near-zero-energy building (NZEB) after being assured by specialist passive homebuilder Michael Bennett that it wouldn't cost the Earth, compared ...

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Hundreds Rally for School Choice at SC State House - WLTX.com

Google News Passive House - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 00:25

Hundreds Rally for School Choice at SC State House
WLTX.com
"But we also have that influence of mom and dad in the home and our values and what we deem as important." And they say even the rally is an opportunity for them to learn. Christy says the boys are learning, "to not be passive, to be actively involved ...

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Passive Home That Can be Assembled as Easily as Legos - Jetson Green

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:50

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Passive Home That Can be Assembled as Easily as Legos
Jetson Green
The Pop-Up House has an airtight thermal envelope, which together with great insulation, means that no heating is necessary so long as the home is located in a temperate hot climate. The home also meets the strict Passivhaus energy standard, so the ...

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Passive Home That Can be Assembled as Easily as Legos - Jetson Green

Google News Passive House - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:50

Jetson Green

Passive Home That Can be Assembled as Easily as Legos
Jetson Green
Multipod Studio, a French architectural firm, recently made the first prototype of a sustainable, lightweight, and recyclable modular passive home. Once they are finished testing it, they will begin selling these affordable and very efficient homes ...

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City to dedicate park on Saturday - Moultrie Observer

Google News Passive House - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:02

Moultrie Observer

City to dedicate park on Saturday
Moultrie Observer
The picnic shelter will house picnic tables, an ADA accessible restroom and a water fountain. Individuals will be allowed to reserve the picnic shelter to secure a spot for small group outings and parties. Shelter reservations are in two-hour ...

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Daniel Pearl: Moving Towards Passivhaus - Canadian Architect

Google News Passiv Haus - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:26

Daniel Pearl: Moving Towards Passivhaus
Canadian Architect
Daniel Pearl of Montreal-based L'OEUF Architects delivers a presentation at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6:30pm. Pearl will present—side by side—two pivotal ...

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My Daughter Doesn't Watch Movies. She Lives Them for Years at a Time. - Slate Magazine

Google News Passive House - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:27

Slate Magazine

My Daughter Doesn't Watch Movies. She Lives Them for Years at a Time.
Slate Magazine
Much of our shared playtime consists of an ongoing long-form improvisation in which we walk around the house doing regular stuff while interacting as characters from movies (or, more rarely, books—the Ingalls family sometimes shows up for a multiday ...

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Chinese developers get active building passive energy homes - Environment & Energy Publishing

Google News Passive House - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:15

Environment & Energy Publishing

Chinese developers get active building passive energy homes
Environment & Energy Publishing
Since the concept of passive homes was developed in Germany during the 1990s, its popularity has been spreading. As of 2014, the Darmstadt-headquartered Passive House Institute has certified more than 10,000 structures worldwide. The organization ...

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Super efficient apartments could bolster Kansas City's reputation - Kansas City Star

Google News Passive House - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:14

Super efficient apartments could bolster Kansas City's reputation
Kansas City Star
Urban farming. Integrated into rooftop gardens and pocket parks. Passive house certified. Resulting in 80% lower energy consumption. Concrete construction. 100 year plus structures that can stand up to extreme weather events. 20% workforce housing.

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Montana Album: District creates special ed position - Great Falls Tribune

Google News Passive House - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:00

Great Falls Tribune

Montana Album: District creates special ed position
Great Falls Tribune
BOMBAY, India – Manufacture of an atomic bomb is now in easy reach of India, a nation that prides itself on being passive and peaceful. Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri has just inaugurated the nation's first plutonium extraction plant at Bombay. He ...

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Wonkbook: Obama rejects drilling in Alaska's far north - Washington Post (blog)

Google News Passive House - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 20:18

Wonkbook: Obama rejects drilling in Alaska's far north
Washington Post (blog)
With Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, lawmakers are unlikely to approve a measure that would permanently bar oil and gas drilling. But with the global price of oil plunging amid heavy supply, ... As inflation expectations fall, the ...

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Zelizer: How Obama will be on 2016 ballot - 4029tv

Google News Passive House - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:48

Zelizer: How Obama will be on 2016 ballot
4029tv
Pundits can talk all they want about the President being "more aggressive" in his State of the Union address and report on how he won't be willing to be passive when faced with Republican opposition, but the truth is that Republicans control Congress ...

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Skanska Constructs Office Building with Parking House in Norway, for Nok 295 ... - Business Wire (press release)

Google News Passive House - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:37

Skanska Constructs Office Building with Parking House in Norway, for Nok 295 ...
Business Wire (press release)
The new 10,000 square meter office building will be built as a passive house and holds the ambition of BREEAM NOR “Excellent”. The contract also includes the refurbishment of 800 square meters of an existing office building on the premises. Work will ...

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