Arch Change.

Arch Change. | 01 | SITE Santa Fe Expansion Part One

SITE Santa Fe is poised for its largest expansion since it took over a beer warehouse in the early 1990s. In our inaugural podcast Jonah Stanford and Andrew Michler talk about the rich history of this ground breaking contemporary arts space and its connection to the quirky and quickly growing Railyard neighborhood in Santa Fe where NEEDBASED offices are based....
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NEEDBASED is hiring

We are currently seeking an individual to join our staff in Santa fe. The position requires a passion for innovation in the fields of environmental and social sustainability and a natural interest in problem solving....
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What is a passive house?

For many of us the concept of an affordable very low-energy building has been a Holy Grail. The Passive House approach is quickly becoming recognized as a consistent means of achieving this ideal. In a nutshell, the Passive House approach is a reproducible method of creating very low-energy structures at an affordable cost—and the method does not dictate materials, forms, or any of the things that would prohibit its implementation within varied cultures or climate zones....
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Co-housing project Breaks ground

TAOS Co-Housing development, Valverde Commons is seeing another Site-Zero-Energy passive House under construction. The CoHOUSE is the second such project that NEEDBASED has designed for the community. The typical attributes such aging-in-place or Universal design are incorporated within the design. ...
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North American Passive House Network – Innovation Zone

The American Passive House Network is seeking: New Products – either prototype or in development – or already developed Products, not currently for sale or in full production, to participate in an INNOVATION ZONE.  The APHN has decided to host a special booth at the upcoming Passive House North 2013 Conference. The trade show for this event is already over-sold, but the organizers have generously allocated a special location for this innovative booth. Date:        September 27 & 28th, 2013  Event:      Passive...
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Passive House Canada 2013

NEEDBASED inc. will be attending the first Canadian passive house conference held this year in Vancouver, BC. This event promises to be quite strong. An innovation booth sponsored by APHN (American Passive House Network) has been established to highlight innovative and cutting edge products not yet on the market. Dr. Feist himself will be giving the Keynote along with Henry Gifford. Henry and I went through the first North American Passive House training together in 2008. He is also the...
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AIA Cran Symposium 2013

On August 23, 2013 Needbased hosted approximately 300 AIA affiliates in a tour of the Balance Project as part of the CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) Symposium 2013 held this year in Santa fe.  It was interesting to see what people were interested in and  how familiar they were with Passive House concepts. I have to say that we had more response and enthusiasm about our cement board siding then we did from  Passive House Certification. But, it makes sense,...
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Passive House’s in USGBC Green Build Tour

  June 8th & 9th , 2013 Two Passive House projects designed by NEEDBASED inc. will be featured in the US Green Building Council’s New Mexico Chapter Greenbuilt Tour 2013. Follow the link to the the Tour website for information, tickets, and map. http://www.usgbcnm.org/GBT2013 There will be an awards reception on Friday evening recognizing exceptional projects. Please join us. Projects include; Placitas Passive House & the Balance Project...
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