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In Warren, renowned Vermont architect designs concrete house - vtdigger.org

Google News Passive House - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:28

vtdigger.org

In Warren, renowned Vermont architect designs concrete house
vtdigger.org
The house has 600 square feet of photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. Space heating is accomplished by a variety of means, including passive solar via 18-foot high windows in one portion of the roof, and geothermal energy from pipes underneath ...

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Deep Performance Dwelling built in Montreal for Solar Decathlon China 2018 - Treehugger

Google News Passive House - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 03:30

Treehugger

Deep Performance Dwelling built in Montreal for Solar Decathlon China 2018
Treehugger
The DPD is also designed to the Passive House standard, which can be a challenge in a city like Montreal; there is a reason that an unofficial anthem for Quebec is Gilles Vigneault's “Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver” (My country is not a ...

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Construction giant poised to seal Exeter bus station site deal - here's the dramatic story so far - Devon Live

Google News Passiv Haus - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 23:30

Devon Live

Construction giant poised to seal Exeter bus station site deal - here's the dramatic story so far
Devon Live
In 2015, Exeter city council went on a fact finding visit to Lunen, Germany, to take a look at the design and operation of the Lippe Bad - the world's first Passivhaus swimming pool. In the words of Emma Osmundsen, the council's Shadow Director for ...

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These Philly building projects are finalists for the sustainability-focused Groundbreaker Awards - Generocity

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 21:43

Generocity

These Philly building projects are finalists for the sustainability-focused Groundbreaker Awards
Generocity
This Passive House level, deep-energy retrofit, hosts art and music instruction, adventure-based play and a small café. Wynne Senior Residences; 2001 N. 54th St. — Wynne Senior Residences is a new four-story, 51-unit senior rental project located in ...

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Fort Club sets fall lectures - Daily Union

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 21:31

Fort Club sets fall lectures
Daily Union
Come learn about passive house building standards. This presentation will briefly introduce the history of the passive house standard; describe the basic principles of the design methodology; discuss benefits and financial implications; and present ...

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These Solar Glass Bricks Let in Light While Generating Energy - Builder Magazine

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 19:26

Builder Magazine

These Solar Glass Bricks Let in Light While Generating Energy
Builder Magazine
Curbed's Barbara Eldredge takes a look at a new solar-cell-embedded glass brick product that generates electricity while also streaming in daylight and providing natural insulation—one of the essential features of a passive house. Dubbed Solar Squared ...

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Passive House wins Ice Box Challenge - Journal of Commerce

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 17:07

Journal of Commerce

Passive House wins Ice Box Challenge
Journal of Commerce
VANCOUVER - Passive House technology beat the heat at the Ice Box Challenge in Vancouver. Passive House Canada set up two structures, one built to BC Building Code standards and the other to Passive House standards, and filled them with one tonne ...

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Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy's Design Problems? - Architectural Digest

Google News Passive House - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 05:02

Architectural Digest

Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy's Design Problems?
Architectural Digest
This allows the unobtrusive building material to store energy from the sun while letting in natural light and offering some thermal insulation—a huge deal for Passive house construction. Their structure allows them to be installed vertically (i.e. in ...

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Old Morningside Public School to become housing for senior citizens - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 23:32

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Old Morningside Public School to become housing for senior citizens
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
... and creation of a corner plaza -- won tax credits from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, generating $12.5 million of the cost, and an innovation and design award from the PHFA for community impact and adherence to Passive House standards.

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These solar glass bricks let in light while generating energy - Curbed

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:06

Curbed

These solar glass bricks let in light while generating energy
Curbed
In addition to generating electricity, the glass architectural blocks let in natural light and provide thermal insulation, one of the key features of a passive house. Named Solar Squared, the large square bricks contain a set of optical elements ...

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Passive House confab in Seattle - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:01

Passive House confab in Seattle
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
The Passive House Institute US 12th annual North American Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 at Motif Hotel at 1415 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The theme is “The Path to Zero Source Energy.” The 70 presentations will educate builders, architects, ...

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Passive House confab in Seattle - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Google News Passive House - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 07:04

Passive House confab in Seattle
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
The Passive House Institute US 12th annual North American Passive House Conference is Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 at Motif Hotel at 1415 Fifth Ave. in Seattle. The theme is “The Path to Zero Source Energy.” The 70 presentations will educate builders, architects, ...

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