Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

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Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

Designing a new building in a flood zone can be a rigorous challenge but also an opportunity. In New York, Superstorm Sandy left behind devastated communities in low-lying coastal areas of Long Island. Some residents ...

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Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

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December 09, 2019

Designing a new building in a flood zone can be a rigorous challenge but also an opportunity. In New York, Superstorm Sandy left behind devastated communities in low-lying coastal areas of Long Island. Some residents ... [continue reading]

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Barry Vogel: Home Performance Pioneer

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September 03, 2017

Have you ever dreamed about buying a plot of land and building a cabin, a retreat, or even your year-round home? Barry Vogel, an Attorney, Counselor and Mediator, in Ukiah, California, has done this not ... [continue reading]

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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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