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  1. Convincing Clients to Upgrade to Pretty GoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    What are the most compelling arguments for investing in a Pretty Good House - that is, one that exceeds minimum code requirements? At the Pretty Good House conference in Maine, panelists discussed ways to convince clients that it makes sense to invest in measures that improve home performance and energy efficiency. How do you convince clients to upgrade from code-minimum construction to Pretty Good House, or better, levels of performance? What do these questions have in common? They were all discussion points at a December 2, 2014 conference in Maine, co-hosted by the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council and the Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals .

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  2. A Tale of Two HousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    In building to the Passivhaus standard, one architect relies on rigid foam insulation while another designer avoids it like the plague Andrew Michler built this 1,200-square-foot guest house to the Pasivhaus standard in Colorado without any foam insulation. This is the east elevation.

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  3. In Maine, A Passivhaus School Takes ShapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    An artist's rendering shows what the planned Passivhaus school will look like when it is complete. The new Friends School of Portland, Maine, will have a recreation area on a hillside behind the building, accessed by a second-floor connecting bridge.

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  4. Martin's Pretty Good House ManifestoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor. Developed in the early 1990s by Bo Adamson and Wolfgang Feist, the standard is now promoted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany.

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  5. A Tale of Two HousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    In building to the Passivhaus standard, one architect relies on rigid foam insulation while another designer avoids it like the plague Andrew Michler built this 1,200-square-foot guest house to the Pasivhaus standard in Colorado without any foam insulation. This is the east elevation.

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  6. It's Not About Space HeatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    If you're designing a net-zero-energy house, it's important to focus on domestic hot water and miscellaneous electrical loads One of the eight superinsulated homes at the Eliakim's Way neighborhood on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Some of these homes are occupied by families who use less energy on an annual basis than their roof-mounted photovoltaic arrays produce - making them net-zero-energy families.

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  7. Wolfgang Feist Defends Thick InsulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    After giving the keynote address at the 2014 North American Passive House Network conference in Maine, Dr. Feist agreed to be interviewed Dr. Wolfgang Feist is the founder of the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany. On September 22, 2014, after Feist gave an address at a Passive House conference in Portland, Maine , he agreed to be interviewed.

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  8. Brick Buildings Need Roof OverhangsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    Both of these commercial buildings in Portland, Maine include architectural details to keep rain off the brick faA ade. The details on the older building on the left are more ornate than those on the newer building on the right, but in both cases the overhangs are effective.

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  9. Report from the Passive House Conference in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2014 | GreenBuildingAdvisor

    Dr. Wolfgang Feist, the founder of the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, Germany, delivered the keynote address at the recent Passive House conference in Portland, Maine. A residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor.

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