29 Jan '12, 3pm

Small, simple PassivHaus scores Energy Star and LEED Gold. R40 walls, R40 slab, R70 roof...

This private retreat and vacation residence located in a beautiful community on the Rhode Island coast features high performance and efficient use of space in a small package. The client sought a two bedroom, two bath home that was right sized for their family - nothing more, nothing less. They also had a goal of minimizing the home's energy use. PASSIVE HOUSE Our firm designed a sleek, simple, gable roofed structure, and proposed the Passive House standard, which is a building performance standard that yields an extremely low-energy home. A combination of exceptional insulation, air sealing, high performance windows, and solar gain reduces the space conditioning requirements to a mere fraction of a typical home, and uses only a very small heating system. The clients, whose extended families owned large, drafty, energy inefficient homes, immediately latched onto the Passiv...

Full article: http://www.zeroenergy.com/p_valette.html

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Passive House Retreat in Rhode Island

Passive House Retreat in Rhode Island

jetsongreen.com 27 Jan '12, 11pm

Recently I realized that we neglected to follow up on a Passive House project discussed in pre-construction way back in Ma...

Efficient Apartments, Hungry Homes, Benefit Cor...

jetsongreen.com 30 Jan '12, 6am

Efficient Apartments, Hungry Homes, Benefit Corps, + Passive House in Shambles By Preston on Jan. 28, 2012 | Topics: Week ...

Try This Solar Decathlon Net-Zero Energy Home on for Size: the Chip Housevia @gbelements

Try This Solar Decathlon Net-Zero Energy Home o...

greenbuildingelements.com 30 Jan '12, 5pm

A writer, producer and director, Meyers is editor and site director of Green Building Elements, a contributor to Clean Tec...

Excellent article on the scandal behind the fir...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 27 Jan '12, 5pm

I too am looking forward to this article. I do like the overarching goal that PassivHaus represents, and that certificatio...

Making your Home Smarter:

electronicsnews.com.au 29 Jan '12, 9pm

Making your Home Smarter: Automation The convenience and security of home automation are undeniable, and more and more peo...

via twiterfee Real Life LEED: tools and resources:

via twiterfee Real Life LEED: tools and resources:

reallifeleed.com 28 Jan '12, 9am

Though largely overshadowed in press by the hubbub around the Center for Green Schools launch, in my opinion the biggest n...

LED Prices Drop, Green Button, Prefabulous Kit,...

jetsongreen.com 23 Jan '12, 7am

LED Prices Drop, Green Button, Prefabulous Kit, + Passive House Status By Preston on Jan. 21, 2012 | Topics: Week in Revie...

Green Building Q&A: New York Passive House responds

Green Building Q&A: New York Passive House resp...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 28 Jan '12, 3pm

Below, see the response by New York Passive House to PHIUS's cease-and-desist letter. (For an updated report on this contr...

AECB Board member Nick Grant talks to the BRE P...

passivhaus.org.uk 19 Jan '12, 11am

Interview by Kym Mead, BRE Passivhaus Manager Is it true that you used to be a Passivhaus sceptic, what changed your mind?...

Green Gamification Scores Points

Green Gamification Scores Points

greenbiz.com 24 Jan '12, 1pm

This article is part of a series of excerpts from the fifth annual State of Green Business Report , looking at trends in c...