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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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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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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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