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Taos Zero-energy Passive House featured – INHABITAT

TAOsHouse: Net-zero passive house built in senior co-housing community in New Mexico | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building "TAOsHouse is a net-zero energy home in Taos, New Mexico that also boasts a Passive House certification. Designed by Santa Fe-based firm NeedBased…"...
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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...
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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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TAOshouse Achieves .23 ACH air-tightness rating

The first blower-door test was done today on the TAOshouse.  The project achieved a very respectable .27 ACH based on Passive House Institute / German protocols. The Passive house standard air-tightness is .60 ACH.  This is at rough framing with sheeting installed....
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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...
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