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Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti - ArchDaily

Google News Passive House - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 20:48

Family house Kostalov / 3+1 architekti
ArchDaily
New houses are being built at bright colors, “maintenance free” best “passive” and largely with no spirit. The ability to distinguish the important from the unimportant and the good from the bad is from our experience (not only) with the conservation ...

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Berlin 'thrilled' to receive big grant - Newbritainherald

Google News Passive House - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:13

Berlin 'thrilled' to receive big grant
Newbritainherald
The grant will be used for capping and funding of passive ventilation systems under the new building slab. These additional funds, officials believe, will increase the likelihood that a developer will construct a high-quality commercial or mixed-use ...

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The Power of Mental Pictures - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Google News Passive House - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:05

The Power of Mental Pictures
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
In fact, although Rahm Emanuel banned Lakoff from the Obama White House, research continues on the exact kinds of effects that Lakoff described in his political books—persuasion through metaphoric language—and it continues to show results. Lera ...

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Berlin 'thrilled' to receive big grant - Newbritainherald

Google News Passive House - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 09:38

Berlin 'thrilled' to receive big grant
Newbritainherald
The grant will be used for capping and funding of passive ventilation systems under the new building slab. These additional funds, officials believe, will increase the likelihood that a developer will construct a high-quality commercial or mixed-use ...

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Meet the Press Transcript - August 31, 2014 - NBCNews.com

Google News Passive House - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:23

Meet the Press Transcript - August 31, 2014
NBCNews.com
Doesn't that project weakness from the White House? DIANNE FEINSTEIN: ... Was that an intelligence failure, or was the White House not listening to the community? DIANNE ..... And coming up next, is the White House playing politics with immigration ...

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One more time: Meet the man who retired at 30 - Washington Post

Google News Passive House - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:08

One more time: Meet the man who retired at 30
Washington Post
We invested this surplus as we went, never inflating our already-luxurious lives, and eventually the passive income from stock dividends and a rental house was more than enough to pay for our needs (about $25,000 per year for our family of three, with ...

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Leave room in your carry-on for pet guilt - Boston Globe

Google News Passive House - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:30

Boston Globe

Leave room in your carry-on for pet guilt
Boston Globe
But as the purring continued and he looked at me sweetly, a little too sweetly, I began to wonder if this was his passive-aggressive way of making me feel guilty for going on vacation. “Was it really necessary for you to be gone that long?” I imagined ...

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'The Language of Houses' by Alison Lurie - Boston Globe

Google News Passive House - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:51

Boston Globe

'The Language of Houses' by Alison Lurie
Boston Globe
We learn that the simple, unadorned, home intended to convey “green” values, often uses “old bricks and boards that in fact cost more than new ones,” while a suburban McMansion's pricey entrance is coupled with cheap siding and exposed ductwork out ...

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Will Qatar Passivhaus keep it's cool ? - Green Building Press

Google News Passiv Haus - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 03:27

Will Qatar Passivhaus keep it's cool ?
Green Building Press
The Passivhaus at Barwa City will soon welcome its first residents - a typical family in Qatar who wants to live in an eco-efficient house with a number of eco-friendly features. The QF project features two side-by-side 225sq m villas, to compare the ...

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Things Get Worse For Mitch McConnell As His Campaign Manager Resigns ... - PoliticusUSA

Google News Passive House - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:12

Things Get Worse For Mitch McConnell As His Campaign Manager Resigns ...
PoliticusUSA
The same scandal has also ended Michele Bachmann House career, and made her the focus of several federal criminal investigations. .... SinghX: The repub's see Romney as a reincarnate of Nixon; he's a crook, he's passive-aggressive, his wife is.

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DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities - Chicago Daily Herald

Google News Passive House - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:53

DuPage referendums concern roads, airport noise, facilities
Chicago Daily Herald
The district wants to purchase a former gas station property so it can be used for open space, trails, gardens, a nature-based playground, a park shelter and passive recreation areas. But to buy and improve the site at Butterfield Road and Route 53 ...

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As Russian Threat in Ukraine Grows, NATO Faces Thorny Spending Questions - Wall Street Journal

Google News Passive House - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 07:13

Wall Street Journal

As Russian Threat in Ukraine Grows, NATO Faces Thorny Spending Questions
Wall Street Journal
a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee. "It's easy to shirk responsibility when you can turn over all the world's problems to the world's only superpower, the U.S.". But, Mr. Cooper added, "I was struck by how many ambassadors from NATO ...
Ukraine-Russia crisis: liveTelegraph.co.uk

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Mill Valley may require property owners to inspect and repair their sewer pipes - Marin Independent Journal

Google News Passive House - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 05:33

Mill Valley may require property owners to inspect and repair their sewer pipes
Marin Independent Journal
The Mill Valley City Council will consider requiring property owners to pay for the inspection and any necessary repairs of sewer laterals that connect their property to the city's main sewer system. A lateral is usually beneath the roadway fronting ...

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House Will Generate More Energy Than It Takes to Build It, Operate It and ... - Care2.com

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:19

Care2.com

House Will Generate More Energy Than It Takes to Build It, Operate It and ...
Care2.com
By comparison, the Passivhaus standard sets a limit on how much energy a building can use, but doesn't care what you build it out of, so many of them are full of foam insulation; ZEB takes the embodied energy of all the materials into account and has ...

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House Will Generate More Energy Than It Takes to Build It, Operate It and ... - Care2.com

Google News Passive House - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:19

Care2.com

House Will Generate More Energy Than It Takes to Build It, Operate It and ...
Care2.com
The house “utilizes passive and active strategies to accomplish the desired performance aims, while simultaneously focusing on emotive comfort and sense of well being to maintain the non-quantifiable qualities of a home.” It not only generates enough ...

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'Your Face in Mine,' by Jess Row - New York Times

Google News Passive House - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:45

New York Times

'Your Face in Mine,' by Jess Row
New York Times
Row's novel is full of such painful moments, in which the narrator admits to feeling uneasy with, even disgusted by, the person he's become — “bland,” “passive” and “careful,” in his wife's words — critical of his unearned privilege but unclear how ...

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Slaves In A Family's Past Haunt The Present - Daily Beast

Google News Passive House - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:24

Slaves In A Family's Past Haunt The Present
Daily Beast
Meanwhile, Ladainian Tomlinson, an African-American man descended from the slaves the reporter's family held, became a nationally famous professional football player. The reporter comes home from abroad and plunges deep into the story of Tomlinson ...

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Our House: Life 'underground' in a berm home - Worcester Telegram

Google News Passive House - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:22

Our House: Life 'underground' in a berm home
Worcester Telegram
As a passive solar home, the house is designed to work directly with nature. The south-facing windows flood the home with sunlight and warmth in winter. In summer, the leaf cover of the deciduous trees in the front yard gives cooling shade for the ...

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Eco-efficient home set to welcome first residents in Qatar - Zawya (registration)

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:13

Eco-efficient home set to welcome first residents in Qatar
Zawya (registration)
Super insulation and thermal mass allow a Passivhaus to decouple the internal environment from the harsh external conditions. The energy efficiency measures also include high performance glazing, mechanical ventilation with heat/cold recovery, low ...

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Bedminster can't afford row over affordable housing - Bristol24-7

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:21

Bedminster can't afford row over affordable housing
Bristol24-7
Another key player in that still fragile renaissance is Urbis, a sustainable developer responsible for the delivery of a PassivHaus low energy housing scheme on the site of the Gala Bingo Hall (or the Rex Cinema to some of us) and the redevelopment of ...

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