Archives for March 2015

Tips: Build Energy Efficient Home with Whole-House Systems

Designing and building a new house or renovating an existing home to be highly energy-efficient requires careful planning and attention to detail. A whole-house systems approach helps homeowners, architects, and builders develop successful strategies for optimizing home energy efficiency, reports the DOE. The whole-house systems approach used to design this ultra-efficient home at Lone Star Ranch…

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R-951 Residence is Designed as One of the First Passive House/Net Zero Capable Buildings in New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – R-951 Residence is a newly constructed 4-story residence in Brooklyn and the first Passive House /Net-Zero building in New York City. It is designed to achieve certified Passive House standards with only a 4.7% increase in development costs. The architect, Paul Castrucci is certified in Passive House desi­­gn and…

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Passive House Windows Save Money Throughout Projects

Replacing the windows in a building can improve its energy efficiency significantly, but the work is often carried out in phases. Windows need to be selected based on their performance both during and after a project is complete. Passive House Institute has announced a competition and ratings system that- like the Australian system we covered last…

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