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Reason Foam Fails #2: Unacceptable Fire Hazard

Reason Foam Fails #2: Unacceptable Fire Hazard

Reason Foam Fails #2 Unacceptable Fire Hazard Is it really too much to ask that our thermal insulation not be a fire accelerant? After all, thermal insulation can (and should) continuously and completely envelop the buildings we occupy. Foam feeds fires. Foam fails. (See the 13 reasons Foam Fails, here.) For an idea of wha … read more

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An Airtight Home Makes the Front Page

An Airtight Home Makes the Front Page

An Airtight Home Makes the Front Page Ruth Mandl and Bobby Johnston, co-owners of the architecture firm CO Adaptive, purchased and renovated a classic brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, to align with Passive House standards. It’s perhaps newsworthy that this is not an uncommon occurrence in and of itself these days - but t … read more

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475 On-Site: New Frameworks Natural Design Build in Middlesex, VT

475 On-Site New Frameworks Natural Design Build in Middlesex, VT A few years back we had the pleasure of visiting this high-performance project site in the midst of construction. Now in 2019, we're resurfacing this classic video where 475 visits New Frameworks Natural Design Build on-site at one of the many projects making a diff … read more

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Now, Let’s Build Like The Future Depends On It

Now, Let’s Build Like The Future Depends On It

Now, Let’s Build Like The Future Depends On It Welcome to the final of our 5 part series on the Smart Enclosure System. Please use this link if you would like to share the entire series with a colleague: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN1GT6zBKjw9x1tU7O431DvmdMgY4kjtl Download our free Smart Enclosure details, a … read more

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A Wood-Frame Retrofit, Wrapped in Wood Insulation

A Wood-Frame Retrofit, Wrapped in Wood Insulation

A Wood-Frame Retrofit, Wrapped in Wood Insulation A Wood Retrofit Grows in Seattle Sidney Beaumont is an Emmy-award-winning documentary filmmaker, 475 investor, and Passive House enthusiast. His films are of special interest to those concerned with climate and environment, including: From the Ashes and Paris to Pittsburgh. His la … read more

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The Assemblies of the Smart Enclosure System

The Assemblies of the Smart Enclosure System

The Assemblies of the Smart Enclosure System Welcome to our 5 part series on the Smart Enclosure System. This is part 4: The Assemblies of the Smart Enclosure System. Download our free Smart Enclosure details, available in ebook (PDF) or CAD file (DWG), by completing the form: DOWNLOAD SMART ENCLOSURE In previou … read more

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