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475 On-Site: Gramercy Passive House with ChoShields Studio

Gramercy Passive House On-Site with ChoShields Studio In Cho, principal of the New York architecture firm ChoShields Studio, gave us a thorough rundown of the firm’s recently completed Passive House project in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan. The gut renovation of this 1900's masonry building only would be a challenge, but the introduc … read more

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475 On-Site: Frack-Free Housing With Bright Common Architecture

Frack-Free Housing On-site with Bright Common Architecture We love the work of Bright Common Architecture in Philadelphia. Not only do they do great work, they have taken our banner of Foam-Free building a step further, developing the term "frack-free housing". What does it mean to be frack-free? It means retrofitting without foam and petro … read more

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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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Project Spotlight – Prefab walls for a comfortable, cozy, and quiet Passive House in eastern British Columbia

Project Spotlight – Prefab walls for a comfortable, cozy, and quiet Passive House in eastern British Columbia

Project Spotlight: Collective Carpentry Craig Toohey finds prefab walls for a comfortable, cozy, and quiet Passive House in eastern British Columbia Erik Olofsson of Erik Olofsson Construction has a vision of elegant and affordable design of the highest quality, reaching the Passive House standard for customers in his harsh Canadian c … read more

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Low-Energy Commercial Retrofit for High-Energy Kids

Low-Energy Commercial Retrofit for High-Energy Kids Bright Common Architecture and Design Jeremy Avellino of Bright Common Architecture & Design gave us a tour of a beautifully designed play-based arts and enrichment center. Play Arts in Philly, which opened in September, features energy saving techniques inspired by P … read more

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Waterbury VT Municipal Complex uses INTELLO Plus for Foam-Free Enclosure Moisture Control

Waterbury VT Municipal Complex uses INTELLO Plus for Foam-Free Enclosure Moisture Control INTELLO Plus from foundation to roof: all interior walls and ceilings of this building include Pro Clima's airtight smart vapor retarder to ensure that the enclosure maintains high performance for the next 100 years. Note the best practice use o … read more

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