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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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Solterre Passive House Concept Cottage

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June 01, 2015

Last summer, I took a drive from Halifax down to Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, to check out Solterre Design’s Concept Cottage. The house looks like it’s been there for a few ... [continue reading]

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Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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