Tag Archives: New Mexico

Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center (A+CC) seeking RFQ for architectural services

New Mexico Inter-faith Housing (NMIF) and Creative Santa Fe (CrSF) seek qualifications from collaborative architecture teams interested in designing the Santa Fe Arts + Creativity Center (A+CC). A team approach has been chosen to incentivize collaboration among local architects and promote the inclusion of smaller firms, architects yet to be licensed,...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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:...
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