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Avoid The Carbon Rebound

Avoid The Carbon Rebound

Avoid The Carbon Rebound On California’s Net Zero goals, embodied carbon of materials, and the Smart Enclosure System In the fight to mitigate Climate change in California, the term Net Zero may be getting a makeover.  Policy makers still view Net Zero buildings as a fundamental tool to reach climate mitigation goals; however, the carb … read more

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The 475 Crew Volunteers at a Superfund Site

The 475 Crew Volunteers at a Superfund Site Earth Day with The Gowanus Canal Conservancy Every day is Earth Day at 475, but this year, the team wanted to do something extra in observance. To us, Earth Day is a chance to be mindful of your impact on a local and global level, and a day to not only take action for the environment but to take act … read more

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475 Switches from FedEx to UPS and USPS

475 Switches from FedEx to UPS and USPSFor years, FedEx has been the default shipping method used on foursevenfive.com, as of this week 475 will discontinue using FedEx in the US, wherever possible. Like our outspoken opinions on building industry support of petroleum products, our approach to FedEx is, “less is best”. What does this mean for you, … read more

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2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review While 2017 was a miserable year for many obvious reasons, we were fortified by the growth of high performance construction projects and awareness. From significant policy achievements in places like New York City, Toronto, Vancouver and the United Nations, to the sheer number of Passive House projects getting built and bein … read more

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Why Smart Cities Need Passive House Buildings

Why Smart Cities Need Passive House Buildings Passive House is the best building standard to bring the physical infrastructure of the smart city up to the level of the digital infrastructure. Thanks to Sidewalk Labs’ announcement of their massive waterfront project in Toronto and Bill Gate’s $80 million purchase in Arizona, news … read more

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How Many Blower Door Fans Does It Take to Test a 26 Story Tower?

How Many Blower Door Fans Does It Take to Test a 26 Story Tower? Passive House Certification of The House at Cornell Tech Blower door test being completed on June 3rd. Ten? Nine? Eight? Seven? Six? Five? Four? Three? Two? If it's the Certified Passive House at Cornell Tech? Just one. This astonishing fact is one of the many a … read more

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