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2013-12-03 12:22:34

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just as the holiday season begins, Promontory Financial Group (Promontory) joins Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC (DC Habitat) as a major sponsor of its affordable housing development in the Ivy City community of Northeast Washington. DC Habitat broke ground in November on its third and final phase of construction in this long-troubled part of the District, to include six homes built to the highly efficient passive house...

2013-10-30 23:30:26

At World of Modular 2014, the modular building industry’s largest convention, expert speakers will discuss best practices research, lean construction, the integration of modular and site built, sustainability and much more. More than 600 developers, contractors, architects, builders, dealers and equipment/service suppliers are expected at the event, slated for March 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas, and hosted by the Modular Building Institute. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 At World of Modular...

Energy Savings Could Be Huge With Proper Home Weatherizing
2013-10-22 05:14:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If every homeowner in the US took steps to winterize their homes during the coldest months of the year, the country as a whole could save up to $33 billion annually in energy costs, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered. Berkeley Lab scientist Jennifer Logue and her colleagues set out to determine how much energy is wasted from houses that are leaky or drafty. Furthermore, they...

2013-09-11 23:24:58

The Fort St. John Passive House Residence, designed by Marken Projects, has received pre-certification status from the US Passive House Institute as the project nears completion. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 The Fort St. John Passive House Residence, designed by Marken Projects, has received pre-certification status from the US Passive House Institute as the project nears completion. This 1-1/2 storey, 1900 square foot home with construction costs of around $200.- per square...

2013-06-18 23:25:33

Zehnder previously offered its Continuing Education Credit Course "Heat Recovery Ventilation: Why Efficiency Matters" at conferences, industry events, and site visits. Now the course is available free to anyone online and satisfies American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) credits for industry professionals. Greenland, NH (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Zehnder is pleased to announce that it now offers its American Institute of Architects Continuing...

2013-06-04 23:25:45

Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building at UC Davis showcases sustainable building technologies and practices. Davis, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the design-build team of Pankow Builders, Siegel & Strain Architects, supporters and wine industry leaders gathered at the grand opening of the 8,500-square-foot Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building (JSWB) at UC Davis. It is expected to be the first building at any university to be certified Net Zero Energy...

2013-06-02 23:00:07

Germany´s Passivhaus Institut bestowed certification on the Roanoke, Virginia clinic of Drs. Dickey, Singleton, and Lynch, marking a new “first” among Passive House medical facilities: the Passive House dental clinic. Having met the world´s most stringent building energy standard, the clinic is a model of energy efficiency and building performance for the health care industry. Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Commercial Passive House consultancy Passiv Science...

2013-05-09 23:42:02

NatureBuilt Wall Systems Inc. supplies the walls for Canada's Greenest Home which is to be listed for sale later this month. Peterborough, Ontario (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Neeraj Jain believes that we could be living in homes that are much more sustainable than what is currently on the market. The former CEO of an electronics company realized that the moves the industry was making toward greener homes were baby steps, so he commissioned the construction of Canada´s Greenest Home. This home...

2013-05-02 23:22:42

The new Malcolm Rosenberg Center for Jewish Life at Virginia Tech is both North America's first Passive House religious assembly building and the first project to incorporate a commercial kitchen range hood inside a Passive House building envelope. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Commercial Passive House consulting firm, Passiv Science, announced today that its Passive House community center project, the Malcolm Rosenberg Center for Jewish Life at Virginia Tech, has earned the rigorous...

2013-02-28 16:21:35

Architects, builders, and homeowners can now track and analyze performance of buildings with the new PowerWise inView Passive(TM) House Monitoring. This technology is now endorsed by Passive House Institute US, the leading passive building research and certification institute. BLUE HILL, Maine, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Architects, builders, and homeowners can track and analyze performance of buildings with the new PowerWise inView Passive(TM) House Monitoring. This technology,...