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Equinox: Una Casa Pasiva en el Premio Mies Van der Rohe - ECOesMÁS| Blog Arquitectura Sostenible y Casas Ecológicas

Equinox: Una Casa Pasiva en el Premio Mies Van der Rohe - ECOesMÁS| Blog Arquitectura Sostenible y Casas Ecológicas | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
Una casa pasiva nominada en los últimos premios Mies Van der Rohe. Un ejemplo de arquitectura sostenible de calidad

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The Passivhaus Handbook

The Passivhaus Handbook is an essential guide for everyone wanting to realize a supremely comfortable, healthy and durable home with exceptionally low energy costs.

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Great handbook to find out more about passive houses.

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No Net Energy, No Net Water, No Waste In Portland [PHOTOS] | EarthTechling

No Net Energy, No Net Water, No Waste In Portland [PHOTOS] | EarthTechling | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
We tour an eco-friendly Portland, Oregon living building home that consumes no net energy, no net water, and sends no waste.

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New Springfield school to use less energy - Springfield News-Leader

New Springfield school to use less energy - Springfield News-Leader | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
New Springfield school to use less energy Springfield News-Leader That decision also leaves open the possibility of eventually adding a renewable energy source to transform Sherwood into the state's first school capable of achieving a “net zero”...
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Energy efficiency case study: from cold, leaky house to cosy home ...

Energy efficiency case study: from cold, leaky house to cosy home ... | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
ECO green deal funded external cladding for Victorian terraced home in Northwich which could nearly halve household's monthly energy bill.
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Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building

Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Green Lighthouse is the first CO2 neutral public building in the country.

Designed by Christensen & Co Architects, the project features a circular shape and adjustable louvers mirroring the course of the sun, which is the main source of energy.

The project is based on a new experiment with the energy which consists of a supply combination of district heating, photovoltaic solar heating and cooling and seasonal storage. The building’s design led to a 70% reduction of the energy consumption due to its round shape which features adjustable louvers that follow the sun’s course.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:30 PM

Sustainable Architecture

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New Designs for building Eco-friendly structures.

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yay Denmark!

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Actively Passive - 1st building in New York region to meet tough Passivhaus energy standards

Actively Passive - 1st building in New York region to meet tough Passivhaus energy standards | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it

This artist studio in the town of Orient, Long Island is the first structure in the New York metropolitan region, and one of about a dozen in the United States, to be meet the stringent environmental standards of the Passivhaus Institute, based in Darmstadt, Germany.

 With its rough-hewn dark brown wood cladding, it uses 90 percent less heating energy than a typical house. Compare that with the average house built to the LEED rating system: Studies show that LEED-certified homes generally save less than 25 percent in heating energy over typical U.S. construction.

 

 Lower energy bills are only one of the selling points of Passivhaus, or Passive House, construction, which is becoming widespread in German speaking countries and Scandinavia. “The principal reason that people get these houses in Europe is that they are so incredibly comfortable,” says William Ryall, of Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects. “You have fresh air and humidity control all of the time and because of all the insulation, they are extraordinarily quiet in urban settings,” says Ryall...


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The House of the Future is Passive - TheTyee.ca

The House of the Future is Passive - TheTyee.ca | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
The House of the Future is Passive
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In Snowy Whistler, a House with No Furnace. Canada's first Passivhaus points to the future of green building with wood. Second of three parts. Low-Energy Homes Mean Thousands of New Jobs.

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(MULTI)-(PDF) - Let's speak sustainable construction - Multilingual Glossary | europa.eu

(MULTI)-(PDF) - Let's speak sustainable construction - Multilingual Glossary | europa.eu | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it

In response to the need for more sustainable construction, new concepts, phrases, terms and expressions are being used in the construction industry across Europe. These concepts are aimed at improving the environmental, social and economic impact of the industry and its outputs. From Air Source Heat Pumps to Net Zero Carbon Buildings; from Whole Life Costing to Photovoltaic Electricity; from Recycled Resources to Passive House; it is important that the industry reaches a common understanding of these terms – to speak a common language for sustainable construction - in order to provide a base for harmonised development in the future.

 

Glossary in A-Z format, based on English. Available languages:

 

• български (bg)

• español (es)

• čeština (cs)

• Dansk (da)

• Deutsch (de)

• Eesti (et)

• Ελληνικά (el)

• English (en)

• français (fr)

• italiano (it)

• Latviešu (lv)

• Lietuvių (lt)

• magyar (hu)

• Malti (mt)

• Nederlands (nl)

• polski (pl)

• português (pt)

• română (ro)

• Slovenčina (sk)

• Slovenščina (sl)

• suomi (fi)

• svenska (sv)


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Low Cost/Low Energy House for New Orleans

Low Cost/Low Energy House for New Orleans | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it

Hosted by Design By Many, the Passive House for New Orleans competition challenges designers to design a single-family dwelling that is sustainable in the broadest sense of the term:

affordable to build and purchase, long-lasting, with minimal impact on the local environment, and affordable to heat and cool throughout the life of the building. 


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Hawaii Prepatory Academy Energy Lab | Living Future

Hawaii Prepatory Academy Energy Lab | Living Future | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it

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Four Insights from a Passive House Retreat

Four Insights from a Passive House Retreat | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
This is the Passive House Retreat in New England built by Aedi Construction with architecture and Passive House consulting by Boston-based ZeroEnergy Design.  I was able to trade emails with ZED, including Stephanie Horowitz AIA CPHC and Jordan...

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Gail Zahtz's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:50 PM

Sustainable Design- one of the four tennants of Demand Design.

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Zaha Hadid Chosen to Design Iraqi Parliament Building in Baghdad

Zaha Hadid Chosen to Design Iraqi Parliament Building in Baghdad | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
Central Bank of Iraq / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © ZHA Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the new Iraqi Parliament building in Baghdad.
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Four Insights from a Passive House Retreat

Four Insights from a Passive House Retreat | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
This is the Passive House Retreat in New England built by Aedi Construction with architecture and Passive House consulting by Boston-based ZeroEnergy Design.  I was able to trade emails with ZED, including Stephanie Horowitz AIA CPHC and Jordan...

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Gail Zahtz's curator insight, July 24, 2013 12:50 PM

Sustainable Design- one of the four tennants of Demand Design.

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Small Planet Workshop - Passive House Blog - Putting Passive House to the Test! Pt. 27a Windows

Small Planet Workshop - Passive House Blog - Putting Passive House to the Test! Pt. 27a Windows | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
This week we will start to look at windows for the Passive Bunkhouse. I say “start to l...

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Osborne Pledges Reduction in British Consumers' Energy Bills - Bloomberg

Osborne Pledges Reduction in British Consumers' Energy Bills - Bloomberg | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
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Osborne Pledges Reduction in British Consumers' Energy Bills
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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged that domestic power customers will benefit from a reduction in government levies for energy companies.
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The Kimbell’s Stylish, Sustainable New Addition

The Kimbell’s Stylish, Sustainable New Addition | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
The Kimbell Art Museum’s new addition, the Renzo Piano Pavilion, bears the name of its architect and demonstrates the happy coexistence of sustainability and physical beauty.

The $135 million Piano Pavilion was commissioned to serve one of the most revered museum buildings in the country, designed by architect Louis Kahn, and Mr. Piano’s pavilion design aims to complement Kahn’s monumental modernist aesthetic, his fondness for concrete and emphasis on light. What Mr. Piano’s pavilion adds to the conversation is a stress on contemporary sustainability practices.

“The Kahn building is famous for its natural light,” Mr. Piano said. “But that was a natural lighting system designed in the late ’60s and ’70s. Technologies have advanced considerably since then. We needed to capitalize on the new technologies and make a design that is more flexible and responsive to the issues of today, like sustainability.”

 

“Designing for energy savings is not an ‘add on,’ ” Mr. Piano said in an October Kimbell Art Museum publicity release, “but, rather, the proper way to build.”

 
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Passivhaus Precedents: Zero Energy House from 1970s recognized with award - Treehugger (blog)

Passivhaus Precedents: Zero Energy House from 1970s recognized with award - Treehugger (blog) | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
Treehugger (blog) Passivhaus Precedents: Zero Energy House from 1970s recognized with award Treehugger (blog) The idea of the Passivhaus, or Passive House building system, is often seen as an original mix of super-insulation, tight envelope and...
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Two Ohio Senators Propose a State-Wide Ban on LEED Certification System

Two Ohio Senators Propose a State-Wide Ban on LEED Certification System | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
Two Ohio senators have proposed a state-wide ban on the LEED rating system for all public buildings due to controversy with the organization's newest version, LEED v4.

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Passive House North Opens Friday in Vancouver - MarketWatch (press release)

Passive House North Opens Friday in Vancouver MarketWatch (press release) VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Sep 25, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- North America's largest Passive House conference opens this Friday at the Westin Bayshore, with more...

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One of the Most Efficient Passive Houses in the World

One of the Most Efficient Passive Houses in the World | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
This sweet and compact home was designed by Dennis Wedlick Architect, who has been long commited to sustainability, and built with the support of the New York State Energy Research Development Authority through the High Performance Energy Challenge.

It was intended as an energy conservation project, a prototype home-of-tomorrow that demonstrates the energy-saving potential of residential architecture.
His project, the Hudson Passive Project has tested out as one of the highest performing passive houses in the world...


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Passive House vs. Active House

Passive House vs. Active House | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
"You always talk about Passive House, what the heck is an active house?
What is the difference?"

In light of the news of the completion of the active house in Thorold, I've
been asked a few times now: What the heck is an active house?

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G house: Passive Design in Normandy, France

G house: Passive Design in Normandy, France | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it

The intermittent use of this structure near the Seine estuary, built as a holiday home, strongly influenced the environmental choices of the project. The challenge was to give priority to passive devices and architecture, offering a gain in terms of energy performance, but also for the comfort of the occupants.

 

The exposure has been a main priority : East-West orientation, oversized opening to the South, natural shades and solar control strategy, North side blind.

Great attention has been given to thermal insulation. Choosing wood slab, and a wood panelling structure insulated from the outside, has allowed us to obtain good levels of insulation and air tightness. Furthermore, the low-thermal-mass building, offered by the wooden structure is interesting in the context of a weekend home, that needs to heat up quickly, for short periods. A wood stove thus is sufficient to heat the home.Finally, the building is based on the dry process framework, with the benefits of prefabrication : quality building, swift assembly, and site protection...


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Michael John Carter's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:41 AM

Starting point is about the design!!

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Autarkhome: Sustainable Floating Passivhaus

Autarkhome: Sustainable Floating Passivhaus | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
This is a floating home that is entirely self-sufficient and docked in Maastricht, Netherlands.  Designed by Pieter Kromwijk and referred to as Autarkhome, the solar-powered project was built to the Passivhaus standard and is 10 times more energy...

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Tropical Sustainable Architecture

Tropical Sustainable Architecture | Energy, Environment, Architecture | Scoop.it
The tropical belt - where large areas of South East Asia, India, Africa and parts of both North and South America are located - forms the biggest landmass in the world and has one of the highest numbers of rapidly developing cities.
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