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Cork house wins gold standard in sustainability - Irish Times

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:00pm

Irish Times

Cork house wins gold standard in sustainability
Irish Times
The Cork city house awarded the HPI gold certificate had a very high level of energy efficiency with an A1 BER and Passive House certification. But notably, it also has excellent daytime lighting, very good indoor air quality and it consumes 85 per ...

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From Blacksmith's Shop to Energy Showcase - Highlands Current

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:51am

From Blacksmith's Shop to Energy Showcase
Highlands Current
James Hartford of River Architects said the project is expected to receive certification from the Passive House Institute as soon as the rooftop solar array is operational. The building will then be “net positive,” producing more energy than it consumes.

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Why can't local homeowners include “green” attributes in real-estate listings? - PGH City Paper

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:01am

PGH City Paper

Why can't local homeowners include “green” attributes in real-estate listings?
PGH City Paper
Early this year, Lucyna de Barbaro and Ayres Freitas completed the first newly constructed passive-house duplex within city limits. A passive house is so tightly sealed and well insulated that its heating and cooling system has the same electrical ...

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Passive house expert to visit city - Prince George Citizen

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:49am

Prince George Citizen

Passive house expert to visit city
Prince George Citizen
Dozens of passive house buildings are being designed or built in British Columbia. Projects in northeastern B.C. include one in Fort St. John, the Doig River Community Church, and the West Moberly First Nations Health Station. A number of affordable ...

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Nelsen joins Engan Associates - West Central Tribune

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 7:28am

West Central Tribune

Nelsen joins Engan Associates
West Central Tribune
WILLMAR — Emily Nelsen has been hired as designer at Engan Associates architects and interior designers in Willmar. Nelsen is a certified passive house consultant with the Passive House Institute US. The certification means Nelsen has received ...

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Energy-saving Quincy home costs $215 a year to heat, cool - Boston.com

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:29am

Boston.com

Energy-saving Quincy home costs $215 a year to heat, cool
Boston.com
The Nielsens' house on Quincy Bay is designed and built to passive-house specifications. A play of traditional and contemporary forms, it is bright and airy and uses very little energy. The outdoor eating area is framed by the house and studio building ...

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LEED-Certified Complex “The Gate” To Roll Out In Cairo by 2019 - progrss (press release) (blog)

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 6:24am

progrss (press release) (blog)

LEED-Certified Complex “The Gate” To Roll Out In Cairo by 2019
progrss (press release) (blog)
The Gate project wants to create a new prototype of inhabited ecosytem that combines passive house (passivhaus) standards and renewable energy technology to ensure 50 percent energy savings. Passivhaus is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy ...

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New Bronx passive house rental will debut in 2018 - Curbed NY

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:30am

Curbed NY

New Bronx passive house rental will debut in 2018
Curbed NY
The Queens-based development firm Propco Holdings has jumped on the passive house bandwagon. The firm just announced plans for a new ground-up passive house project in the Bronx. It'll be located at 746 East 214th Street, in Williamsbridge.

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30 Research Way by McGlashan Everist proves passive house works for large commercial buildings - Architecture and Design

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 3:43pm

30 Research Way by McGlashan Everist proves passive house works for large commercial buildings
Architecture and Design
As Victorian-based practice McGlashan Everist has proven, passive house construction (also known as Passivhaus) is not limited to one type of building stock. The 2016 Sustainability Awards – Large Commercial winner made headlines last year for applying ...

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Accelerating toward zero - Palo Alto Online

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:36am

Palo Alto Online

Accelerating toward zero
Palo Alto Online
He proudly noted that Palo Alto already has California's largest concentration of "Passive House Certified" homes, a distinction given to structures that meet rigorous energy-efficiency standards. BONE Structure, a family-owned Canadian home company ...

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NYC's cheapest housing might be its chicest - New York Post

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:03pm

New York Post

NYC's cheapest housing might be its chicest
New York Post
The firm has taken the baton and run with it: Dattner is working on the 241-unit 425 Grand Concourse, also in the Bronx, which will house low- and moderate-income families in a building constructed according to “passive house” standards for energy ...

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Developing Affordable Passive Houses - Sourceable

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:10am

Developing Affordable Passive Houses
Sourceable
But retirees Sue and Peter, builder RMH homes, passive house certifier Grun Consulting, and uPVC windows supplier VUE Windows have produced an elegant, spacious home that looks like any normal new build. Unlike those normal new builds, however, ...

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This home is so energy efficient, it even uses body heat for temperature control - The Olympian

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:54pm

This home is so energy efficient, it even uses body heat for temperature control
The Olympian
On Thursday, Jeff Greaves and Sue Duffy hosted an open house for their “passive house” in Olympia's Eastside neighborhood. “Basically they're super energy efficient,” Greaves said. “They use about a tenth of the energy that a regular house does.”.

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Around the Corner - The Spokesman-Review

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:49pm

Around the Corner
The Spokesman-Review
The awards follow Edwards Smith Construction's recognition as the first North Idaho builder to earn a Passive House Institute U.S. Certified Builder designation, according to a news release. Passive building focuses on design elements to increase a ...

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Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:16pm

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
The finished product is known as a passive house, a building that needs very little energy for space heating or cooling. The product is installed by a home builder. The company was founded in 2010 and had been operating in Detroit until moving to the ...

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House MM Stoombootweg - ARCHITECT Magazine

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:26am

ARCHITECT Magazine

House MM Stoombootweg
ARCHITECT Magazine
In the North of Amsterdam an old and decayed brick house has been replaced by a complete new and sustainable house with timber cladding on the walls and roof. The old house was very limited in gross area and volume. With ultimate stretching within the ...

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Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:12am

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Detroit-based Phoenix Haus moves energy-efficient building firm to GJ
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
The finished product is known as a passive house, a building that needs very little energy for space heating or cooling. The product is installed by a home builder. The company was founded in 2010 and had been operating in Detroit until moving to the ...

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Passive House High Rise Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:46am

Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)

Passive House High Rise Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
As the first high rise residential building built to Passive House standards, the building will uses a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system custom engineered and built by GI Engineering for The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech.

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Go-ahead council transforms unrentable block of bedsits into energy-efficient apartments - The Times

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 4:16pm

The Times

Go-ahead council transforms unrentable block of bedsits into energy-efficient apartments
The Times
At the same time, passive design specialist MosArt Architects got in touch with the council to talk about the Passive House Institute's EuroPHit programme. It aims to promote and support step-by-step EnerPHit projects, which involve energy retrofits of ...

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Flatpack MADi house pops up in a matter of hours - New Atlas

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:23pm

New Atlas

Flatpack MADi house pops up in a matter of hours
New Atlas
Italian architect Renato Vidal has created a prefabricated foldable house that takes less than a day to install once on site. The M.A.Di home is an economic flat-packed housing solution that is not only sustainable, but designed to last and withstand ...

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