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NEEDBASED begins 2nd Project in Taos Co-Housing Development

Valverde Commons is a small Co-Housing development located near the Historic Taos Plaza, New Mexico. The first Passive House is currently under construction. The Valverde Co-housing development is receptive to passive house design concepts and design needs. The adjacently to shopping, open space, mass transit, and bike paths also encourage social and physical interaction with the Taos community. Both projects are slated to reach NHBA- Emerald rating, which is one of the highest Sustainability markers for residential construction. To our...
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Passive House new Mexico – Events June

Passive House New Mexico – June Events JUNE 20th: Thursday  4:30pm LOCATION:  Counter Culture Cafe / 930 Baca Street, Santa Fe, NM ALPEN – High Performance Products Greg Hendrix will present on ALPEN windows installation and performance options for Passive Houses. Alpen High Performance Products is listening to the Passive House community and focused on providing innovative solutions best suited to meet the varying needs of Passive House projects throughout North America. Alpen high performance fiberglass windows are domestically manufactured...
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Passive House New Mexico – Events January

  Passive House New Mexico – January  EVENTS:  Jan. 10th: Thur 4:30pm LOCATION:  928 Shoofly Street, Santa Fe, NM PASSIVE HOUSE RETROFIT OF ADOBE CONSTRUCTION The first of a two-part workshop to develop Passive House retrofit approaches to common southwestern architecture. An open workshop session. This session will focus on the development of thermal bridge free details and best-practice approaches to retrofitting traditional earthen construction commonly found in the region. – Donation at the door –   Jan. 31st: Thursday 4:30pm  LOCATION:  928 Shoofly...
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Passive House New Mexico – Newsletter October

Passive House New Mexico Group- October EVENTS:  October 4th: Thur 4:30pm LOCATION:  928 Shoofly Street, Santa Fe, NM AMERICAN PASSIVE HOUSE CONFERENCE REVIEW This is an informal gathering to discuss information learned during the American Passive House Conference. – Donation at the door –   October 25th: Thursday 4:30pm  LOCATION:  928 Shoofly Street, Santa Fe, NM  DAVIDSON PASSIVE HOUSE PRESENTED This presentation will cover the construction process of the Davison Project located in Placitas NM.  Designed by Jonah Stanford of...
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Passive House New Mexico – Events August

Passive House New Mexico Passive House New Mexico is an open shared platform of information exchange for local, national, and international Passive House knowledge and passive building technologies.   Newsletter – August  EVENTS:  August 13th: Monday 5pm LOCATION:  928 Shoofly Street, Santa Fe, NM PASSIVE HOUSE VENTILATION PROTOCALLS Stephen Onstad will present on ERV installation and testing for Passive Houses; specifically his experience with the Ultimateair Unit. Stephen has attended the PHIUS training for HERS raters and inspectors. Testing, Balancing, and general...
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Passive House New Mexico Joins North American Passive House Network

APHN is please to announce the launch of a new regional Passive House group.  Since May 2012 a group of dedicated Passive House professionals and enthusiasts have been gathering to discuss the creation of a New Mexico Passive House group or organization that could serve to increase shared educational opportunities and the dissemination of the Passive House Approach. The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) is a virtual information hub that shares up-to-date news, events, and other knowledge resources related to Passive...
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Passive House New Mexico is formed

Since May 2012 a group of dedicated Passive House professionals and enthusiasts have been gathering to discuss the creation of a New Mexico Passive House group or organization that could serve to increase shared educational opportunities and the dissemination of the Passive House Approach.   On June 25th 2012 PASSIVE HOUSE NEW MEXICO was launched.   The primary objectives of Passive House New Mexico are to diminish negative environmental impact from the building industry and improve the quality of life...
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