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Get to the Point

Get to the Point

Get to the Point The Green Point Project highlights the center of the green building Venn diagram Welcome to The Green Point Project. A pioneering project aiming for Living Building Challenge, Zero Energy, Passive House, and Green Shores for Homes certification. It's the project's aim to "rejuvenate the ecosystem; build in an … read more

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Smart Walls For Smart Kids: Okanagan College Child Care Centre

Smart Walls For Smart Kids: Okanagan College Child Care Centre

Smart Walls For Smart Kids: Okanagan College Child Care Centre Sustainable Architecture & Building Magazine (or SABMag for short) announced the Canadian Green Building Awards for 2018, including a personal favorite of ours among the winners: the Okanagan College Child Care Centre in Penticton, British Columbia. This project was nam … read more

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A Tiny House Plan Proving Big Ideas

A Tiny House Plan Proving Big Ideas

A Tiny House Plan Proving Big Ideas Project Spotlight: Terran Palmer-Angell Our customers are typically interested in building better - with more concern for the environment, energy use, natural materials, and people’s health. Occasionally we have a customer with very particular and serious needs and Terran Palmer-Angell has been one … 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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475 On-Site: Gramercy Passive House with ChoShields Studio

Gramercy Passive HouseOn-Site with ChoShields StudioIn Cho, principal of the New York architecture firm ChoShields Studio, gave us a thorough rundown of the firm’s recently completed Passive House project in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan. The gut renovation of this 1900's masonry building only would be a challenge, but the introduction of … read more

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475 On-Site: Frack-Free Housing With Bright Common Architecture

Frack-Free Housing On-site with Bright Common Architecture We love the work of Bright Common Architecture in Philadelphia. Not only do they do great work, they have taken our banner of Foam-Free building a step further, developing the term "frack-free housing". What does it mean to be frack-free? It means retrofitting without foam and petro … read more

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