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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Perlita House: The First Passive House Building in Los Angeles

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April 01, 2019

A few years after I finished building what I thought was my dream house in France, I discovered the Passive House International (PHI) standard and became very frustrated that I hadn’t known about ... [continue reading]

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Passivhaus 101: Sustainable Architecture from the Inside Out

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April 27, 2017

This article discusses the Passive House (PH) as an example for sustainable architecture. It defines what a PH house is as well as how it uses shading, ventilation, and solar power efficiently. Originating from the ... [continue reading]

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Shadyside Passive House

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July 12, 2016

The Victorian house in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had been re-muddled several times and was in dilapidated condition. Thoughtful Balance (TB), a Pittsburgh-based architecture firm specializing in sustainable, low-energy design, decided to take ... [continue reading]

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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]

Erratum

Jim Gunshinan

Erratum

Author Cory Chovanec, from Slipstream, Incorporated, pointed this out, regarding the cover photo for the Winter 2019 Home Energy:

HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

Kristina Frunze

HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

The past year has seen many developments in HVAC technology and the industry as a whole. For contractors, understanding these ...

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