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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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Installing High Performance BEWISO Windows In A Historic Brooklyn Home

Installing High Performance BEWISO Windows A Historic Brooklyn Home Gets A 21st Century Upgrade The solution for comfort, efficiency, and silence in a historic Brooklyn brownstone building Ben Leer, Daylighting Specialist from 475 High Performance Building Supply, demonstrates the details of a high performance install. Austrian-m … read more

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Airtight Wright: Using INTELLO to Restore an Architectural Relic

Airtight Wright: Using INTELLO to Restore an Architectural Relic Lynette Widder. Usonia Historical District, Pleasantville, NY IKaneji Domoto’s Lurie House before being air sealed with Intello. Look at all the firewood they needed to keep that leaky assembly warm! Joist penetrations get air sealed with Tescon tape. The air barrier … read more

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All-Wood Passive House Windows Adapt To Fit The Project

All-Wood Passive House Windows Adapt To Fit The Project

All-Wood Passive House Windows Adapt To Fit The Project Passive House Windows, Not Only For Passive House The core of Passive House is about energy performance, but the reasons we love aiming for the standard are all the other accompanying benefits. We want the comfort, the indoor air quality, and the silence. And we want the desig … read more

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Builder Testimonial: Brad Hankins on the INTELLO Energy Revolution

Builder Testimonial: Brad Hankins on the INTELLO Energy Revolution 475 is excited to present this guest blog post by Brad Hankins, a designer-builder from Langley, WA. Long committed to sustainability, Brad knows the environmental benefits of high-performance construction. But Brad was also interested in understanding how quickly investments … 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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