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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Passive House Passes Test in Maine

Author: Mary James
February 28, 2014

In August 2011, GO Logic, LLC, a firm headed by architect Matthew O’Malia and general contractor Alan Gibson, finished construction on the first Passive House (PH) dormitory in the United States. Located on the ... [continue reading]

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High-Performance Window Choices on the Upswing

Author: Mary James
December 29, 2013

Last July, two California companies made a splash in the residential window-manufacturing industry when they announced that their new energy-efficient windows had been certified by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Germany. Casagrande Woodworks and Wooden ... [continue reading]

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Building High-Performance Homes in Ohio

Author: Lee Chilcote
August 31, 2013

Two new-construction homes use Passive House techniques to show that low energy and high performance can be competitive in the mass market. [continue reading]

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American Performance

Author: Dave Stecher
October 31, 2012

A Passive House Is Put to the Test in the United States [continue reading]

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Euro Technology

Author: Dan Berube
January 03, 2012

Experiences and lessons learned on one house doctor's journey between countries east and west [continue reading]

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Colorado Builders Learn to Speak German Standards

November 02, 2011

Oakwood Homes, LLC, has been building Energy Star — certified houses since 2002. Through construction of their homes, they have been committed to educating construction managers and trade partners about house-as-a-system building science. Year by year, ... [continue reading]

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Passive House Gets Active

Author: Steve Mann
March 03, 2011

The 2010 North American Passive House Conference covered topics including the building science behind the Passive House standard, applying Passive House principles to various building types (new construction and retrofits, residential and commercial), the certification process, and lots of case studies. [continue reading]

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Interview with Passive House Pioneer

Author: Mary James
March 03, 2011

(Passivhaus Institut) Mary James, author of two books on Passive Houses, conducts an exclusive interview with Wolfgang Feist, scientific director of the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany, and now also professor of building physics ... [continue reading]

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