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475 On-Site: Collective Carpentry in Bozeman, Montana

475 On-Site: Collective Carpentry in Bozeman, Montana

475 On-Site: Collective Carpentry in Bozeman, Montana Prefab Passive Construction in Big Sky Country As panelized enclosures gain popularity in Passive House circles, Rane Wardwell and Jan Pratschke, owners of Collective Carpentry, were early adopters helping to advance the industry. Their buildings are designed as complete syste … read more

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Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet

Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet

Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet A guide to advantages and differences between Pro Clima exterior membranes If you’ve spent your days thinking WRBs are just a required, code-minimum, flimsy sheets of spunbonded olefin housewrap or other single ply sheathing membrane; all with little difference between them, you may be shocked whe … read more

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Good Energy Haus as a Case Study and Beacon for Sustainability

Good Energy Haus as a Case Study and Beacon for Sustainability

Good Energy Haus as a Case Study and Beacon for Sustainability Tim Eian, an architectural engineer and climate action advocate based in Minnesota, has promoted and practiced Passive House design since his university studies in Germany in the 90’s. His involvement in Passive House efforts reaches back before the initial Passive House m … read more

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Climate Crisis, Policy and Passive House

Climate Crisis, Policy and Passive House

policy Climate Crisis, Policy and Passive House A new building opening in New York City is common, but the grand opening of the high-performance affordable HANAC Corona Senior Residence in Corona Queens, this year, was different. This opening was the focus of news organizations, with attendance by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasi … read more

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Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes Foam Free Prefab Assembly

Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes Foam Free Prefab Assembly

Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes' Foam Free Prefab Assembly Creating Comfortable, Foam-Free, All-Electric Senior Homes In Ontario’s Ski Country There are several hot topics we look out for here at 475: foam free building, Smart Enclosures, prefab manufacturing, and frack-free (all-electric) housing. This is a rare project spotligh … read more

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Phoenix Haus is Demystifying Passive House Construction

Builder Spotlight: Phoenix Haus Phoenix Haus is Demystifying Passive House Construction The seeds of a sustainable construction industry have been sown in North America, and it’s an exciting time to see companies sprout and prepare for the big growth spurt ahead. As builders, architects and component suppliers seek to demystify Passiv … read more

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