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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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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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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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