INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

March 17, 2014 by  
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INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

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INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

October 16, 2013 by  
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US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

October 19, 2012 by  
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Passive House Institute US Responds to Break Up With Passivhaus International

August 19, 2011 by  
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The growing pains of Passive House in the US couldn’t be more evident at this point, especially with the tension of keeping the standard intact while also having it properly reflect the region in which it is implemented. After the Director of Passivhaus International (PHI) wrote a public letter severing ties with Passive House Institute US, PHUIS issued an emotional response to the accusations and went on to detail what they feel led to the estrangement. The very public break up of these two organizations leaves a lot of questions about why it happened – are the accusations accurate? And most importantly what does this mean for the future of Passive House in the US? What’s interesting is how the standard itself is not the issue, but rather the way it is being implemented, and also that such a straightforward system has led to such a public brouhaha. Read the rest of Passive House Institute US Responds to Break Up With Passivhaus International Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CPHC , Dr Wolfgang Fiest , end of PHIUS , Future of Passive House , Green Building , Katrin Klingburg , Passive house consultaint , Passive house Designer , passive house future in US , passive house us , passivhaus institute , Passivhaus US , PHI , PHIUS , PHPP

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Choi Ropiha’s Beautiful Mona Vale Beach House is a Study in Sustainability

August 19, 2011 by  
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When Choi Ropiha Architects was asked to design a home for an employee of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA), they knew it needed to demonstrate a number of active and passive sustainable initiatives while still accommodating a contemporary coastal lifestyle. The resulting house, which has expansive views over Mona Vale Beach, Australia, fits the bill to a T. To save energy, there is a large north-facing skylight to admit winter sun to the south facing living areas and to trap and hold warmth using the thermal mass of the structure. Other sustainability measures include a 15,000 L rainwater storage tank combined with grey water recycling to minimise water usage, the use of evacuated tubes for in-floor heating and hot water supply, and photovoltaic solar panels to provide electricity back to the grid. The project received the 2009 Pittwater Sustainability Award, and was a finalist in the 2009 BPN Sustainability Award as well as the 2008 TDA Design Award. + Choi Ropiha The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see  your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Choi Ropiha , Daylighting , Eco Architecture , eco design , eco home , green design , green home , mona vale beach house , seda , sustainable design

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Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US

August 17, 2011 by  
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The founder of Passivhaus and director of Passivhaus Institute PHI, Dr. Wolfgang Fiest, has just sent word that the Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS) will no longer be able to provide building certifications, and will no longer be considered a partner of the program. While the news comes as a blow to the effort to make inroads for Passive House in the US – a market very much on the radar for super-efficient building standards —  it also reflects the commitment the Passivhaus Institute has to the quality of its certification process. Read the rest of Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dr Wolfgang Fiest , end of PHIUS , Green Building , Katrin Klingburg , passive house future in US , passive house us , passivhaus institute , PHI , PHIUS , PHPP

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Bee-Friendly Furniture Grows Herbs for London’s National Theater Restaurant

August 17, 2011 by  
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Furniture designer Ryan Frank has created a series of sustainable timber furniture for the National Theater in London . The furniture flanks the outdoor area of theater’s sustainable restaurant , Terrace Bar & Food. The bee-friendly benches, tables and stools adorn the terrace, bringing edible vegetation, for the restaurant’s use, close at hand. Read the rest of Bee-Friendly Furniture Grows Herbs for London’s National Theater Restaurant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee-friendly , eco design , green design , National Theater London , reclaimed wood , Recycled Materials , Ryan Frank , South Africa , sustainable design , Terrace Bar & Food

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