Sweden’s first round Passive House boasts an innovative solar-powered balcony

April 15, 2016 by  
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Turkey’s first certified Passive House saves over 90% in energy use

February 15, 2016 by  
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White Pine Bungalow Passive House is the perfect energy-efficient retreat for retirees

December 29, 2014 by  
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8 Ultra-Low-Energy Passive Buildings Around the World

November 13, 2014 by  
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Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

November 13, 2014 by  
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In addition to chilly weather and the smell of wood smoke in the air, there’s another aspect of winter that can be counted on year after year: the inevitable cold that everyone seems to come down with. Fortunately, there are some great tonics that can boost your immune system so you can fight off colds and such more easily, and one such tonic is Gila Harvest Cider . Created by master herbalist and writer  Kiva Rose of Bear Medicine Herbals , this variation of Fire Cider is as delicious as it is good for you, and can give your body the boost it needs to fight off winter bugs. Read the rest of Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anima lifeways , apple cider , apple cider vinegar , basil , cider , DIY , fire cider , Gila Cider , Gila Cider tonic , Gila tonic , ginger , immune booster , immune system , Kiva , Kiva Rose , Kiva Rose Hardin , medicine woman , medicine woman’s roots , plant healer magazine , raditions In Western Herbalism Conference , tonic , tulsi , turmeric

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David Baker’s Ultra-Efficient Net Zero Cottage Generates 30% More Energy Than it Consumes [PHOTOS]

February 17, 2014 by  
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Studio Moffitt’s Limekiln Line is a Passive, Off-Grid Home in the Fields of Ontario

February 20, 2013 by  
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New Study Shows NYC Could Cut an Astounding 90% of Emissions by 2050

February 20, 2013 by  
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New York City has been working diligently towards its planNYC goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2030 . But that number is not nearly enough according to recent studies that show that countries need to reduce emissions by 80% in order to combat global warming effectively. According to “ 90 by 50 ”, New York has a shot at reducing its carbon footprint by a whopping 90% largely by focusing on their biggest polluter – building energy consumption . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , 90 by 50 , building energy consumption in NYC , converting steam heat to electric heat , electrifying buses , expanding rail , green new york , green nyc , limiting glass to 50% of building , nyc could reduce emissions by 90% by 2050 , PlanNYC , reducing transportation carbon emissions , sourching electric heat from renewable sources , the cost of reducing emissions by 90% , triple pane windows , urban green council

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Low Energy MZ House in Barcelona Achieves Energy and Cost Efficiency Through Prefab Construction

January 4, 2013 by  
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Photo © Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann In renovations like this one, numerous factors play a huge role in deciding what is renovated, what materials are used, and what construction/design strategies are selected.  CFS Arquitectes met the following complications with this Barcelona home: a tight budget, a short construction schedule, and a north-east orientation of the row house. Therefore, the design team redesigned the home to include: a skylight permitting passive solar gain and natural daylight, a cost-effective prefabricated dry construction system to speed up the construction schedule, and multiple active, energy –efficient systems to lower the project’s environmental impact. The beautiful modern interior of this renovation is a result of the prefabricated construction system and bio-construction materials used throughout the home. OSB panels with natural sheep wool and wood-fiber boards were used for the roof and exterior façade for insulation. The warm wood materiality throughout the design includes natural larch wood and heat-treated pine wood. The interior materiality includes 3 ply shuttering panels and linoleum for the flooring. Large floor-to-ceiling operable, window walls provide daylight and ventilation to these interior spaces while warming the color of the floor and wood through natural light. This simple, clean design inspires living with a smaller carbon footprint. It is a wonderfully inviting home that lowered its energy demand from 171 kWh/m2a to 17 kWh/m2a. This rehabilitation is a great example of Passive House architecture and we hope to see more like it in the future. + Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes Via ArchDaily

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Photo © Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann In renovations like this one, numerous factors play a huge role in deciding what is renovated, what materials are used, and what construction/design strategies are selected.  CFS Arquitectes met the following complications with this Barcelona home: a tight budget, a short construction schedule, and a north-east orientation of the row house. Therefore, the design team redesigned the home to include: a skylight permitting passive solar gain and natural daylight, a cost-effective prefabricated dry construction system to speed up the construction schedule, and multiple active, energy –efficient systems to lower the project’s environmental impact. The beautiful modern interior of this renovation is a result of the prefabricated construction system and bio-construction materials used throughout the home. OSB panels with natural sheep wool and wood-fiber boards were used for the roof and exterior façade for insulation. The warm wood materiality throughout the design includes natural larch wood and heat-treated pine wood. The interior materiality includes 3 ply shuttering panels and linoleum for the flooring. Large floor-to-ceiling operable, window walls provide daylight and ventilation to these interior spaces while warming the color of the floor and wood through natural light. This simple, clean design inspires living with a smaller carbon footprint. It is a wonderfully inviting home that lowered its energy demand from 171 kWh/m2a to 17 kWh/m2a. This rehabilitation is a great example of Passive House architecture and we hope to see more like it in the future. + Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes Via ArchDaily

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