21 Mar '13, 10am

‘Active House’ Makes U.S. Debut | #avlgb

Those goals seem in line with green-building programs already established here, including LEED for Homes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. , the National Green Building Standard and even Passivhaus A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor. Developed in the early 1990s by Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist, the standard is now promoted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. To meet the standard, a home must have an infiltration rate no greater than 0.60 AC/H @ 50 pascals, a maximum annual heating energy use of 15 kWh per s...

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The Active House, yet another green building standard, comes to North America

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phnw.org 17 Mar '13, 3pm

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