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Climate Action and The Spirit of 1776

Climate Action and The Spirit of 1776

Climate Action and The Spirit of 1776 Let’s Get Inspired As we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 243 years ago, on July 4th, 1776, let’s consider the colonial leaders and revolutionary participants - many of whom were educated, healthy, and not just comfortable, but wealthy. At the time, the colonists were gener … read more

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Join us at NAPHN19

Join us at NAPHN19

Join us at NAPHN19 & Let’s Build The World We Want 475 is founded on the notions of knowledge sharing, community building, and providing the best-in-practice solutions and components. We're proud supporters and participants of the NAPHN19 Passive House conference coming up June 27-28 in New York City. If you're also interested in lear … read more

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Avoid The Carbon Rebound

Avoid The Carbon Rebound

Avoid The Carbon Rebound On California’s Net Zero goals, embodied carbon of materials, and the Smart Enclosure System In the fight to mitigate Climate change in California, the term Net Zero may be getting a makeover.  Policy makers still view Net Zero buildings as a fundamental tool to reach climate mitigation goals; however, the carb … read more

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The 475 Crew Volunteers at a Superfund Site

The 475 Crew Volunteers at a Superfund Site Earth Day with The Gowanus Canal Conservancy Every day is Earth Day at 475, but this year, the team wanted to do something extra in observance. To us, Earth Day is a chance to be mindful of your impact on a local and global level, and a day to not only take action for the environment but to take act … read more

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475 Switches from FedEx to UPS and USPS

475 Switches from FedEx to UPS and USPS For years, FedEx has been the default shipping method used on foursevenfive.com, as of this week 475 will discontinue using FedEx in the US, wherever possible. Like our outspoken opinions on building industry support of petroleum products, our approach to FedEx is, “less is best”. What does this mean for … read more

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2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review While 2017 was a miserable year for many obvious reasons, we were fortified by the growth of high performance construction projects and awareness. From significant policy achievements in places like New York City, Toronto, Vancouver and the United Nations, to the sheer number of Passive House projects getting built and bein … read more

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