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Building passively [AIA course]
Building Design + Construction (press release)
The concept of “passive house” originated in North America in response to the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 and the subsequent energy crisis. At that time, the U.S. Department of Energy and its counterpart in Canada started promoting cost-effective ...

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Why modern mansions are selling fast in the Hamptons - New York Post

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:07pm

New York Post

Why modern mansions are selling fast in the Hamptons
New York Post
He recently built 5 Quadrant Hill Road in East Hampton, a 4,200-square-foot, six-bedroom, five-bathroom “passive house” that recently sold (it had been asking $2.9 million). “The large windows connect you to nature. A lot of people don't want to feel ...

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Park Slope passive house condo with quirky, monolithic facade asks from $1.5M - Curbed NY

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:53am

Curbed NY

Park Slope passive house condo with quirky, monolithic facade asks from $1.5M
Curbed NY
A quirky Park Slope condo that stands like a shiny black monolith among red-brick neighbors has now launched sales on its three apartments. The boutique condo was built to Passive House standards, and if that isn't evident from taking one look at the ...

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State To Provide $7 Million for Amagansett Affordable Housing - East End Beacon

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:18am

East End Beacon

State To Provide $7 Million for Amagansett Affordable Housing
East End Beacon
The project is expected to include 12 one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and 13 three-bedroom units and will incorporate design features such as passive house energy efficiency, common greens, rain gardens, barrier free living, a transit-oriented site, mixed ...

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Parsons School of Design unveils sustainable public seating in New York City - Inhabitat

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 1:10pm

Parsons School of Design unveils sustainable public seating in New York City
Inhabitat
Having won the Affordability category during the competition, the home is continuing with additional accolades and is the first Passive House in the District of Columbia and a recipient of a Mayor's Sustainability Award. Next year, a second family will ...

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Green construction a passion for Duluth architect - BusinessNorth.com

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 8:59am

BusinessNorth.com

Green construction a passion for Duluth architect
BusinessNorth.com
Rather than a traditional mechanical engineering approach that focuses on sizing mechanical systems-based issues like occupancy and airflow, Coulson uses the Passive House computer program for energy modeling that takes a completely different angle.

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What It's Really Like to Live in an Ecovillage Community - Earth911.com

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:02am

Earth911.com

What It's Really Like to Live in an Ecovillage Community
Earth911.com
Automobile access is limited to the north side of the property, and a pedestrian path, not a road, connects the homes. Two-thirds of the units are solar powered and they are all built to the Passive House Standard, a rigorous German standard for energy ...

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Take a peek inside Sol-Lux Alpha's sustainable luxury condos - SFGate

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 8:40pm

SFGate

Take a peek inside Sol-Lux Alpha's sustainable luxury condos
SFGate
Sol-Lux Alpha is the nation's first condominium complex to pair nanogrid technology with "Passive House" certification, meaning it's a highly efficient structure able to produce, store and manage all of its own energy. Designed to consume 80 to 90 ...

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New state-of-the-art luxury condominiums enable carbon neutral living - SFGate

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:55am

SFGate

New state-of-the-art luxury condominiums enable carbon neutral living
SFGate
Now that they've accomplished the feat of pairing Passive House certification with a nanogrid in a high-density project, Klein said he's inspired to replicate this model in other parts of San Francisco. He hinted that the site could be in SOMA, but ...

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First multi-family passive house development in Squamish set to break ground this summer - Squamish Chief

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:50am

Squamish Chief

First multi-family passive house development in Squamish set to break ground this summer
Squamish Chief
Tyler and Loren Ovington of LTO Developments are hoping to break ground this summer on TarsemHaus, the first multi-family "passive house" development in Squamish. The development would include eight townhomes with three to four bedrooms each at ...

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Buckhorn Place's light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes - Dezeen

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 7:06am

Dezeen

Buckhorn Place's light-filled interiors complement Whistler snowscapes
Dezeen
Canadian firm Burgers Architecture constructed this mountainside residence from prefabricated volumes so it could be quickly assembled between British Columbia's snow seasons. Buckhorn Place is perched on a hilltop and protected by dense trees that ...

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Sustainable, affordable housing sprouts in Newburyport - The Daily News of Newburyport

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 12:03am

Sustainable, affordable housing sprouts in Newburyport
The Daily News of Newburyport
The staff developed a concrete tilt-up wall system that achieves Passive House and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certifications. On the coldest night of winter, designers predicted it will require the energy equivalent of a ...

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Sol Lux Alpha, the first US Passive House condo building - SFGate

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:14am

SFGate

Sol Lux Alpha, the first US Passive House condo building
SFGate
Passive House strategies rely on careful engineering and craftsmanship to significantly reduce air infiltration in and out of each unit. This method creates a sealed, clean and comfortable environment that is essentially dust-free and quiet. An energy ...

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Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line - GreenBiz

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:07am

GreenBiz

Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line
GreenBiz
Second, they use passive house strategies, prioritizing a tight and well-insulated building envelope and high-efficiency systems to keep energy use down. Third, they have a strong feedback loop between the design and construction teams for evaluating ...

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The Ice Box Challenge pits Passive House vs Regular House, on public display this summer in New York - Archinect

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:48am

Archinect

The Ice Box Challenge pits Passive House vs Regular House, on public display this summer in New York
Archinect
The Challenge, which has popped up in Brussels, Seattle, Vancouver, and now New York City, involves two small sheds—one built to Passive House Standards, and the other, to the local city's building codes. One ton of ice is then placed inside each, and ...

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Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms - Mainebiz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:49am

Mainebiz

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms
Mainebiz
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the college's commitment to carbon neutrality. The four buildings, which will house 22 students each, are on 3.56 acres on Park Row, next to ...

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Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms - Mainebiz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:49am

Mainebiz

Bowdoin to build four Passive House dorms
Mainebiz
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will start construction this summer on four Passive House dorms, the next step in the college's commitment to carbon neutrality. The four buildings, which will house 22 students each, are on 3.56 acres on Park Row, next to ...

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Passive House open house, workshop planned - Brookings Register

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:48am

Brookings Register

Passive House open house, workshop planned
Brookings Register
BROOKINGS – An open house and on-site presentation of South Dakota State University's Passive House project at 902 Third Ave. in Brookings will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Department of Architecture faculty members will lead a discussion of this ...

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The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings - GreenBiz

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 2:09am

The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings
GreenBiz
As another criterion for Powerhouse certification, a building must also meet the Passive House Norwegian Standard 3701. A passive house is one that takes advantage of passive energy such as sunlight for light heating needs and uses continuous ...

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Passive Solar Design vs Passive House - Architecture and Design

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 7:28pm

Architecture and Design

Passive Solar Design vs Passive House
Architecture and Design
Passive House (or PassivHaus to our European cousins) is taking off in a big way in Australia but what it is and how is it different to Passive Design or Passive Solar Design. Here at Envirotecture we have been designing Passive Solar homes for nearly ...

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