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How to Protect Your Envelope With Service Chases

Smart builders are disentangling their wiring, plumbing, and mechanicals from their high-performance shells. Read more

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Evolutionary Home Builders' Brandon Weiss, Unplugged on Passive Evolutionary Home Builders' Brandon Weiss, Unplugged on Passive

The availability and affordability of green housing is a concern for many eco-conscioius home buyers in the U.S. today. As green building technology continues to improve, more and more home buyers are realizing the long term benefits of building green.... Read more

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Habitat Townhomes Take a Passive Approach to Affordable Housing Habitat Townhomes Take a Passive Approach to Affordable Housing

Despite its rigorous standards, Passive House design lends itself to Habitat’s volunteer-driven model. Read more

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Go Ductless Go Ductless

Mitsubishi Electric's new ductless HVAC system meets demand for low loads, high efficiencies. Read more

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Piggin’ Out in Central Texas: Austin’s Continued Expansion Piggin’ Out in Central Texas: Austin’s Continued Expansion

The strength of Austin’s housing market has been picked up on international economies’ radar and builders are finding that buyers are right where they thought they would be in this expanding market. Read more

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Passive Expressive Passive Expressive

Walk into Brookfield Residential’s Midtown Residence Eight, just outside of Denver, and you’re embraced by sunlight and warmth. You’ll notice that street noise is muffled. Your first thoughts likely won’t be “this is a green home.” Read more

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NAHB Lauds Green Homes and their Builders NAHB Lauds Green Homes and their Builders

The wide-ranging projects employ renewable energy, superior insulation, and passive design strategies. Read more

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Park Passive, Seattle Park Passive, Seattle

Grand Award, Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Read more

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Matchbox House, Ann Arbor, Mich. Matchbox House, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Merit Award, Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Read more

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A Balanced Approach to Energy Upgrades

Homebuyers shopping in Denver’s huge Stapleton development know they’re going to get an energy-efficient home because that’s all the master developer will allow. But Wonderland Homes is betting that its continued success in Stapleton depends on not taking energy efficiency too far. Read more

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