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Passive Townhomes Cluster on Infill Site

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Apr 2, 2015 10:51:00 AM

View Haus 5 achieves Passive House standards with air-tight, super-insulated building envelopes and high-performance south-facing windows.

Sunny Side: Kitchen with its south-facing windows.

“IT'S ABOUT BUILDING HOMES that I would live in with my own family,” says Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built. He does live in his first passive home, the award-winning Park Passive.

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Topics: 1600 to 2500 square feet, 1500 square feet or less, Passive design, passive house

Vermont Passive House Shows Off Modern Details

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Mar 14, 2015 1:24:00 PM

Energy-efficient design meeting Passive House standards is not an oxymoron when it comes to winning awards for housing design excellence.

AUTUMN HILL LANE HOUSE, as this project is called, just earned another accolade--as the cover house in Design New England magazine. In 2013 the house received the Energy Star Energy Efficiency Award and the People’s Choice Award for Best Overall Project from the Home Builders and Remodeler’s Association of Northern Vermont.  The house designed by brown + davis design, Jericho, Vt., received a 2014 Citation Award for Excellence in Architecture from AIA Vermont.

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Topics: 1600 to 2500 square feet, passive solar, Passive design

Super-Efficient Passive House is Maxxed Out for Performance

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 2, 2015 1:29:00 PM

In addition to its PHIUS+ certification, the Pumpkin Ridge has earned Earth Advantage Platinum and Department of Energy Challenge Home certifications.

THE PUMPKIN RIDGE PASSIVE HOUSE, designed by Scott Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, demonstrates the power of super-efficient construction to make net-zero energy building practical and affordable.

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Topics: solar, passive solar, Passive design, passive house, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Eco-Village of 18 Homes Pushes Limits of Efficiency

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 30, 2015 11:01:00 AM

The one- and two-story residences have small footprints and range from 1,000 to 1,900 square feet. All are net-zero energy, LEED Platinum and Energy Star-certified.

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Topics: SIPs, Energy Recovery Ventilation, rainwater harvesting, multi-family, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Desirably Dense

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 28, 2015 1:51:32 PM

STREAM BELMONT IS A NEW six-story, 70-unit apartment building located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, one of the city’s most desirable and populated communities. This highly walkable district is located just minutes from downtown, close to shopping, nightlife, transit and several tech companies. A collaboration between Stream Real Estate, Compass General Construc tion and NK Architects, the attractive building combines traditional brick with unpainted cedar to achieve a modern aesthetic that is still in character with its neighborhood.

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Topics: multi-family, 2014 Green Home of the Year

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