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NEEDBASED featured in Fine Homebuilding Magazine

Three of NEEDBASED’s passive house projects are highlighted in an 8 page article in the May 2017 edition of Fine Home Building Magazine. In the article we discuss how we implement passive house and the regional influences of our projects. The article also includes some fantastic sections of Olsen House, Taos...
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Arch Change. | 04 | Beginnings of Passive House from Data to Doing Part Two

In our second podcast episode on the beginnings of Passive House  in North America (click HERE for the first) we talk about the process going from of learning the data to applying it to our own projects. Our experiance of learning Passive House turned many of our assumptions from years of building design...
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Arch Change. | 02 | SITE Santa Fe Expansion Part Two

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...
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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...
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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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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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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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