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NYC & Vancouver are Climate Agitators: Be One Too

NYC & Vancouver are Climate Agitators: Be One Too

NYC & Vancouver are Climate Agitators: Be One Too Climate action continues to be led by the cities, and Vancouver and New York City have formed perfect bookends of what must become a continent-wide movement if we want to make the progress called for by recent climate science. In the market transformation and disruption underway, e … read more

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Passive House Leadership In North Carolina

Passive House Leadership In North Carolina

Project Spotlight: REdesign.build in North Carolina Bringing Passive House Leadership Down South REdesign.build is a design-build firm based in North Carolina led by Will Alphin, a firm with a reputation for making innovative, elegant, modern homes in the South, winning numerous prestigious awards over the years. Alphin had been putti … read more

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How To Make that Old Leaky Masonry Row House Airtight

How To Make that Old Leaky Masonry Row House Airtight

How To Make that Old Leaky Masonry Row House Airtight The historic masonry row house (or "brownstone" as we call it here in New York) is a common contributor to the character in many cities and small towns. When renovating them, we must not only look to concerns of historic preservation but be sure to make them as energy efficient as po … read more

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Designing with Daylight to Brighten a Photographer’s Studio

Designing with Daylight to Brighten a Photographer’s Studio

Project Spotlight - Designing with Daylight to Brighten a Photographer’s Studio Recently, a renowned photographer hired architects Loadingdock5 to design a new photo studio in Brooklyn. The studio is uniquely situated in the back of a typical two-story carriage house, made to hold horses below and hay above. The task presented a few cha … read more

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Builder Spotlight - MainStream Corporation

Builder Spotlight - MainStream Corporation

Builder Spotlight - MainStream Corporation Cody and Lisa Farmer are a building science power couple from Colorado who serve as Vice President and President respectively at MainStream Corporation - a construction and materials company with a laser-like focus on Passive House. The Farmers, have also ventured into real estate, an endeavor … read more

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GLAVEL Foam Glass Gravel Now Available in North America

GLAVEL Foam Glass Gravel Now Available in North America

GLAVEL Foam Glass Gravel Now Available in North America Good news about Glavel! Building owners and developers in need of an alternative to petroleum-based sub-slab insulation and an overall boost to their sustainability characteristics, Glavel’s foam glass gravel is the solution. Rob Conboy, CEO of Glavel, Inc., the Vermont-based company … read more

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