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Hooray for Double Standards: Passive House + LEED Platinum in Quebec

Passive House + LEED Platinum in Quebec by Construction Rocket Inc. Hooray for Double Standards A view of the beautiful Springhouse, which is both Passive House and LEED Platinum certified. Photo credit: Construction Rocket Inc. Framing begins on the main structure. Photo credit: Construction Rocket Inc. The roof assembly was f … read more

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Path Toward Perfection: A Beautiful High-Performance Home in Egremont, MA

Path Toward Perfection A Beautiful High-Performance Home in Egremont, MA This meticulously constructed, beautiful high-performance home will ensure its occupants comfort and durability for decades to come. Photo credit: EASTON+COMBS This home in Egremont, MA integrates many of our recommended best practices - all while achieving aes … read more

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The Dream Project: High Performance, Right-Sized, Thoughtfully Detailed

The Dream Project: High Performance, Right-Sized, Thoughtfully Detailed If you haven't heard of Robert Swinburne Architect or Bluetime Collaborative yet, do yourself a favor and check out his website and blog. If you have followed his career, you know that he's a talented and thoughtful architect focusing on single family homes in the Brat … read more

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Builder Spotlight: Maria Klemperer-Johnson of the Hammerstone School and Hammerstone Builders

Builder Spotlight: Maria Klemperer-Johnson of the Hammerstone School and Hammerstone Builders The builders, architects, and building owners we work with never cease to impress us.  Our customers bring a level of experience and deep commitment to high performance construction that is inspiring, with many committed to the same goals we share aro … read more

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475 On-Site: Habitat for Humanity, Washington DC

Habitat for Humanity, Washington DC 475 On-Site An airsealing team of volunteers achieves 0.2 ACH50 Habitat for Humanity of Washington DC is proving itself to be a leader in affordable Passive House building. After incredible coverage from National Geographic (wherein they suggest the homes may be among the most Earth-friendly … read more

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475 On-Site: Vapor-Open Straw Bale with Vermont Natural Homes

475 On-Site: Vapor-Open Straw Bale with Vermont Natural Homes We had the great pleasure of meeting with builder and owner of Vermont Natural Homes, Chad Mathrani, at his home under construction outside of Brattleboro, Vermont. Chad is building using a combination of straw bale insulation and blown-in cellulose, with airtightness pr … read more

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