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Embodied Energy: Minimizing Waste with Off-Site Construction

Author: Tom White
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May 01, 2015

Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes ... [continue reading]

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Living Lightly in Ithaca's EcoVillage

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March 15, 2015

When Ray Stiefel began planning his energy-efficient Passive House (PH) project in upstate New York, the net zero building concept was virtually unknown in the United States. It took seven years of discussion and research ... [continue reading]

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Are We Ready for Better Buildings?

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March 11, 2015

I recently had a phone conversation with a frantic contractor who was in charge of a Passive House (PH) retrofit. He was in desperate need of an air-sealing specialist. The house was leaking almost a 700 ... [continue reading]

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Mr. Pitt's Neighborhood

Author: Roger Hahn
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February 27, 2015

With unswerving dedication to high architectural ideals, Make It Right is winning over a sometimes-skeptical public. [continue reading]

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The Active World of Passive Houses

Author: Mike Smith
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January 15, 2015

The International Passive House Association estimates that there are around 40,000 certified Passive Houses (PHs) worldwide. Initially, that might seem like a large number; however, in a world with more than 7 billion inhabitants, even the most ... [continue reading]

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Sequential Energy Upgrades

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January 01, 2015

Your clients may not always have the budget to go "all the way," but this contractor's got a Passive House solution that's a real win-win. [continue reading]

Five Ways to Judge Sustainable Housing

Shawna Henderson

Five Ways to Judge Sustainable Housing

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Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

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Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

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

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