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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Green the Orange

March 04, 2011

Students at Syracuse University experience a Multifamily Performance Program up close and personal. [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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Neighborhood Efficiency, Energy Salvation

Author: Roger Hahn
March 01, 2011

During his 14-year career with the Salvation Army, Captain Ethan Frizzell has followed the Army’s traditional leadership-development path, moving routinely up the ladder from leadership positions that serve relatively small populations to those ... [continue reading]

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Energy-Efficient Homes

January 05, 2011

Houston may be a standout in the market, but it seems that energy efficiency programs and DOE standards are lifting all homes to better efficiency. [continue reading]

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Showdown in New Orleans

Author: Roger Hahn
January 04, 2011

The occasion was the 2009 Historic Green spring-break gathering of students and professionals in New Orleans. Organized around the goal of creating “the nation’s first zero-carbon neighborhood,” the annual ten-day event provides ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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