30 Aug '13, 2pm

Take a look at an interesting project featuring one of our Heat Recovery Ventilators! #Passivehouse #Passivhaus

If you are building an energy-efficient house, you have to address air leakage and pay attention to the the integrity of the insulation layer. We can have the best of intentions and can install lots of insulation, but if we leave it leaky or include details that compromise the integrity of that insulation, then the home’s energy performance can be severely affected. Take recessed ceiling lights, for example. From a design standpoint, they’re great, since the light source is roughly flush with the ceiling and all of the mechanism is hidden in the ceiling above (in recessed cans). In a house with an unheated attic (insulation in the attic floor — which is the ceiling of the floor below) or with an insulated, sloped cathedral ceiling (roof), if we install recessed cans into that ceiling we’ve created a significant pathway for air flow and compromised the insulation. This is t...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/energy-sol...

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Seen in: TaylorSays “Roddie” on Project Runway

Seen in: TaylorSays “Roddie” on Project Runway

high.heels.com 30 Aug '13, 8pm

When you get dressed, do you pick your outfit first and then your shoes? Or do you pick your shoes first and then your out...

Building a rocket to launch your project into s...

hackaday.com 28 Aug '13, 5pm

What… Just what the hell? Are you referring to the engine size? Because that’s just about the only thing in rocketry that ...

An Interesting Look Into Funny Or Die [Video]: ...

reelseo.com 27 Aug '13, 2pm

TechCrunch's Ryan Lawler recently went to comedy video platform Funny or Die's production house and got to take a tour. Wh...

Green Building Q&A: Bathroom vent fan with ERV/...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 29 Aug '13, 7pm

Performing a remodel/energy bolster on an older 700 sf house. I don't want to go through the trouble of a whole house bala...

Building a ‘Layered House’

greenbuildingadvisor.com 22 Aug '13, 11am

Our superinsulated wall system has seven layers: from the interior there is the layer of gypsum board; the wall cavity wit...

Our friends @CaGBC are hosting an "Intro to #Pa...

cagbc.org 31 Aug '13, 10pm

The CaGBC will offer this popular one-day course as a pre-conference workshop for the Passive House North 2013 conference....

The week in design, from Passivhaus to Passive House

The week in design, from Passivhaus to Passive ...

treehugger.com 23 Aug '13, 5pm

Passive House movement gets noticed by the New York Times , coverage of an article that was a good roundup of what the Pas...

Building a better #Detroit. One #block at a tim...

usgbc.org 28 Aug '13, 4pm

A recent Atlantic Cities article, “Hysteria and Racist Screeds over HUD Plans to Map Neighborhood Diversity ,” reminded pe...

20 Story building takes #passivehouse to new he...

buildinggreen.com 03 Sep '13, 11am

An office tower shows even a massive building with a glass façade can achieve Passive House certification—in Austria, at l...

"Passivhaus is a team sport"- the idea is simple, the execution is a bit tougher

"Passivhaus is a team sport"- the idea is simpl...

treehugger.com 20 Aug '13, 1pm

Conceptually, the Passivhaus is a simple idea for a building standard. in a recent post I wrote "anyone can understand the...

A Passivhaus triplex is built on a budget

A Passivhaus triplex is built on a budget

treehugger.com 22 Aug '13, 4pm

In the buildup to the Passive House North Conference in Vancouver in September, I asked Monte Paulsen of the Canadian Pass...

Hibernating at Home: Keeping Your House Warm

alternativeconsumer.com 31 Aug '13, 3pm

The British winter can be pretty disastrous sometimes. Drops in temperature, harsh winds, and sleet and snow. We get every...

1926 House- Windows & Walls #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 31 Aug '13, 6pm

I have a 1926 house in Northern California. The exterior walls are 4" clay block- unfilled- 1" exterior stucco and 1" Lath...

Finally! Starting Construction At My House

greenbuildingadvisor.com 02 Sep '13, 1pm

After paying for two home designs, with one turned down and one approved by the local historic commission, I ultimately de...