By George Harvey
Some months ago, architect Robert Scarano of Bright ‘n Green told us something in an interview that really made us sit up and exclaim. “You can get 90% of the way to the passive standard for the same cost as conventional construction,” he said. He then explained, “The extra cost of insulation […]
MIDDLESEX PASSIVE HOUSE RECEIVES “BEST OF THE BEST” AWARD FROM EFFICIENCY VERMONT
Burlington: On Wednesday, Feb. 4, Efficiency Vermont will present members of Montpelier Construction with three awards, including “Best of the Best for Innovation in a New Residential Construction” for the Whitchurch Passive House Cottage in Middlesex.
This single-family dwelling, completed in 2014, utilizes […]
Tiny Bubbles: The Deal With Spray Foam
Thursday, March 5, 2015 – 2:00pm
COO 475 High Performance Building Supply / Passive House Center Member Since: 2011
Ken Levenson is a partner in 475 High Performance Building Supply, a company dedicated to helping transform green building to high-performance building across the US. Ken is […]
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“Heat your home with a hair dryer !!!”
Nov. 7 – 9 are International Passive House Days. To celebrate, Passive House clients are hosting an open house at their brand new passive house cottage.
When? Saturday, November 8, 11 am – 5 pm. Where? 224 Brook Road, […]
Did you know that it’s possible to save 90% of typical home energy costs? Passive House, the most stringent energy standard in building construction, enables you to build a cheaper, more comfortable, healthier and safer home that requires only 10% of typical energy use. A PH Building is heated with the heat gains from appliances, […]
Produced by Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions Directed by Faith Morgan
Video Review by George Harvey
“Passive House Revolution” is a short video, about 45 minutes long, explaining what a passive house is and how it is built and functions. This is done by showing passive houses, both under construction and in use, with […]
House can be heated with the equivalent of fifteen 100W light bulbs
By Indigo Ruth-Davis
Head north leaving Montpelier, Vermont, hang a right, and before you know it, you’ll be lost on the dirt roads that crisscross the foothills of the Green Mountains. On the side of one of these hills, a crew of workers […]
Window with insert by Window Improvement Masters.
By Bob Walker
You can decrease heat loss through your windows by installing window storms, panels or quilts inside. It is important to make sure all of these fit tightly to the window jambs or trim to prevent warm moist house air from getting behind and […]
By Ken Levenson, AIA
Continued from the October issue of Green Energy Times
The Passive House Methodology: Optimize what is already required to be built. In roughly five parts:
Part One: Use the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) to optimize all efforts. The PHPP energy model has been optimized based on continual research and data […]
By Ken Levenson, AIA
Passive House is an international building energy standard, and a methodology to meet that standard – developed by the Passive House Institute (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany. Passive House turns traditional notions of energy efficiency on their head. Instead of being about compromise and sacrifice for only incremental benefit, Passive House demands […]