10 Oct '16, 6pm

Passive House Symposium in Boston

Passive House Symposium in Boston

Passive House 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 square meter (4,755 Btu per square foot), a maximum annual cooling energy use of 15 kWh per square meter (1.39 kWh per square foot), and maximum source energy use for all purposes of 120 kWh per square meter (11.1 kWh per square foot). The standard recommends, but does not require, a maximum design heating load of 10 W per square meter and windows with a maximum U-factor of 0.14. The Passivhaus standard was developed f...

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testudio.com 10 Oct '16, 9pm

2016 Passive House Days: Save the Date When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10 am until 5 pm Where: Nordeast Nest, 2335 ...

Green News: A House for Really Cold Winters

Green News: A House for Really Cold Winters

greenbuildingadvisor.com 11 Oct '16, 10am

Fournier’s team and the four regional organizations with a role to play in providing new housing originally hoped to desig...

Worlds largest passive house settlement tops off Heidelberg Village in Germany

Worlds largest passive house settlement tops of...

inhabitat.com 12 Oct '16, 8am

development just celebrated a topping out ceremony for Heidelberg Village in a monumental step forward for sustainable arc...

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hypebeast.com 10 Oct '16, 5am

This imposing structure is set atop a hillside, overlooking the Brazilian coastline. Named the Ubatuba House, this home is...

Project of the Week: The Rock House in Cameroon by K. Dakin Design Inc., Dr. Ajume Wingo & more... #greenroofs

Project of the Week: The Rock House in Cameroon...

greenroofs.com 10 Oct '16, 2pm

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Palo Alto: zero net energy house being assembled in Stanford Hills:

Palo Alto: zero net energy house being assemble...

ecobuildingpulse.com 10 Oct '16, 6pm

Norbert von der Groeben / Isiphoto STANFORD, CA.,—JUNE 23, 2016,—A new 3,200 square foot custom home using a patented ligh...

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ecobuildingpulse.com 29 Sep '16, 6pm

This article was originally featured on our sister site MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE . Slideshow Affordable, Passive Apartment Co...

A Superinsulated House from 1984

A Superinsulated House from 1984

greenbuildingadvisor.com 14 Oct '16, 11am

When builders followed the techniques advocated by superinsulation pioneers, were the resulting homes any good? Opinions v...

Timber-clad waterfront house in Norway epitomizes modern Scandinavian design

Timber-clad waterfront house in Norway epitomiz...

inhabitat.com 10 Oct '16, 4pm

features all the major trademarks of modern Scandinavian architecture-wooden cladding, clean interior design and ample sto...