28 Sep '12, 12am

@DuncanArchitect @MartinHolladay just played Number Two on the charts of misunderstood concepts regarding #passivhaus

Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, just down the road from San Fran. Our overall heating load there is still higher than our cooling load (1.77 BTU/ft2hr vs. 1.17 BTU/ft2hr), even with well-insulated assemblies and good air sealing (R-25 walls, R-40 Roof, R23 floor & airtight to 1ach50. Yes, don't laugh - it's California.) We're using the existing rough openings for our windows and have added two additional units for light balance in a bathroom and the living room. I'm finding that even if I cranked the glass SHGC way up, the windows on this project would still be net positive heat losers, mostly due to how the building is oriented and the large evergreen trees on the south side. My building loses more heat through the walls, roof, floor (8,714 kBTU/yr) and windows (4,635 kBTU/yr) than it...

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Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

Bronwyn Barry v. Martin Holladay: the Passivhau...

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Response to Bronwyn Barry by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote Bronwyn, You wrote, "I'm finding that...

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Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

@jesse_th - Here is a Passivhaus with Menck windows:

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2 buildings, 4 floors + top floor, 34 residential and 3 commercial units (34 total WE PHPP) The Association, Altonaer Spar...

The PHPP is simply a tool. It does not inherent...

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Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

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From Methane to Plastic to Methane, Without Waste

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Mango Materials Methane is captured at a wastewater treatment plant and used to make a bipolymer that goes into the manufa...

From Methane to Plastic to Methane, Without Waste

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Mango Materials Methane is captured at a wastewater treatment plant and used to make a bipolymer that goes into the manufa...

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Finding the right balance by Bronwyn Barry Helpful? 0 Sign in to vote I'm working on a remodel in Sunnyvale, California, j...

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Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project published a scathing 124-page report this week, "Breaking All the Rules: the...

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A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and...

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