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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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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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