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ZeroEnergy Design: Prioritizing Building Envelope Resilience

ZeroEnergy Design: Prioritizing Building Envelope Resilience This post was written as a collaboration between 475 and ZeroEnergy Design ZeroEnergy Design (ZED) is one of the northeast's leaders in high performance residential design. A self-described "modern green architecture and mechanical design firm", ZED is a rare firm that puts m … 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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Ventilation That Keeps Affordable Housing Occupants & Owners Happy

Ventilation That Keeps Affordable Housing Occupants & Owners Happy The Presentation 475 gave a presentation on minimizing mold risk in high-performance buildings at a Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition event in Baltimore recently. In the audience were a number of affordable housing developers. During the talk we discussed the impo … read more

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Cambridge MA - Small Urban 2-Story Gets a High Performance Upgrade

Cambridge MA - Small Urban 2-Story Gets a High Performance Upgrade Here's a sweet example of a successful Deep Energy Retrofit (DER) with airtight, foam-free walls and high performance ductless ventilation. The designer and GC is Jeff Geisinger, a Boston-based architect who recently completed a SMArchS in Building Technology at MIT. … 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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Healthy Indoor Air Quality Confirmed With LUNOS e²: Monitoring Shows HRV Does The Job At Melpet Farm

Healthy Indoor Air Quality Confirmed With LUNOS e²: Monitoring Shows HRV Does The Job At Melpet Farm

Healthy Indoor Air Quality Confirmed With LUNOS e² Monitoring Shows HRV Does The Job At Melpet Farm The residences at Melpet Farm is an affordable housing development by Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc (POAH). Their mission is to create, preserve and sustain affordable and healthy housing communities that provide economic secur … read more

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