Living in an Old House Remodeled to Passive House Standard

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Living in an Old House Remodeled to Passive House Standard

My husband, Kurt Hurley, and I are homeowners with passion for green building, and we've managed to reduce the energy consumption of our 93-year-old house by 80% through a very detailed renovation following the Passive House (...

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Living in an Old House Remodeled to Passive House Standard

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November 01, 2015

My husband, Kurt Hurley, and I are homeowners with passion for green building, and we've managed to reduce the energy consumption of our 93-year-old house by 80% through a very detailed renovation following the Passive House (... [continue reading]

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PHIUS+ 2015 Climate-Specific Passive Building Standard

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June 27, 2015

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Smart Design: Optimizing Efficiency in High-Performance Homes Doesn’t Always Mean PH Certification

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June 06, 2015

Two recent Passive House (PH) consultations of mine have made clear the difficulty of making the PH standard more widely adopted in this country. Both consultations were for small, single-family homes. Neither house was more &... [continue reading]

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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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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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Air Sealing Challenges for Small Buildings

Author: Steve Mann
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February 27, 2015

Even the smallest, simplest homes are hard to air seal to Passive House standards. [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]

EnergyLogic and The Energy Conservatory Put

Linda Lidov

EnergyLogic and The Energy Conservatory Put "Game of Homes" into Play

EnergyLogic welcomes The Energy Conservatory (TEC) as its cornerstone partner in the introduction of Game of Homes, EnergyLogic’s ...

Millennials Trust the Smart Home Revolution, but For How Long?

Andy Heikkila

Millennials Trust the Smart Home Revolution, but For How Long?

Brands and products that aren’t trusted by Millennials are doomed to fail, with Gen Y making up more ...

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