The Cottages at Cypress

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The Cottages at Cypress

A Net Zero Energy Low-Income Senior Housing Development

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Building to Mitigate Climate Change and Address Social Justice

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November 13, 2016

Priscilla Garcia used to live in a gang-ridden neighborhood in Fresno, California, that, she says, was unsafe for her children. Now she lives 17 miles south of Fresno in Selma, California in an affordable housing complex ... [continue reading]

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Net Zero Energy Manufactured Homes May Be on Their Way

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August 19, 2016

The manufactured-housing industry may have a reputation for efficiency in terms of cost and time savings, but when it comes to energy efficiency . . . not so much. That could be changing with recent construction and testing ... [continue reading]

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Fortune Favors the Cold: Sustainable Arctic Shelters in the Twilight of Oil

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April 30, 2016

On a sunny 90°F day in late July, my girlfriend and I pedaled our bikes toward the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, to enjoy its soaring vantage 200 feet above the Willamette ... [continue reading]

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The Cottages at Cypress

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November 01, 2015

A Net Zero Energy Low-Income Senior Housing Development [continue reading]

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California's Owner-Builder Movement

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August 31, 2015

Living Simply Before Tiny Houses [continue reading]

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PHIUS+ 2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

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June 27, 2015

What's Changed, What Hasn't [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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