28 Sep '11, 8am

Green News: EcoVillage at Ithaca Plans a Passivhaus Branch

The online directory of the Cohousing Association of the United States lists more than 240 cohousing projects. Some of them are still forming. Some, under the auspices of umbrella groups, are established but have not yet secured building sites. Many others were completed long ago, a few are now being retrofitted, and some are even expanding. One such veteran cohousing community, EcoVillage at Ithaca, in central upstate New York, completed a 30-unit neighborhood in 1996, another 30-unit neighborhood in 2004, and now is planning a third, called Third Residential EcoVillage Experience, or TREE, that will add 40 more units to the community, including at least 25 homes that the development team aims to build to the Passivhaus standard. Eight of the 40 units will be constructed as duplexes (the community’s existing homes are all duplexes), 17 will be detached homes, and 15 units...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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