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The Passive House Northwest Conference Kicks Off in Seattle March 15th – Register Now!

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With growing concern for indoor home health, rising energy costs and climate change, both builders and homeowners are turning to the Passive House building system as a viable, sustainable alternative to conventional residential and commercial construction. The Passive House system is based on the concept of passive design — that is, design that doesn’t use mechanical systems like heaters and [...]




 

 

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With growing concern for indoor home health, rising energy costs and climate change, both builders and homeowners are turning to the Passive House building system as a viable, sustainable alternative to conventional residential and commercial construction. The Passive House system is based on the concept of passive design — that is, design that doesn’t use mechanical systems like heaters and air-conditioners for heating and cooling, but instead relies on making efficient use of sealed buildings, insulation, the sun’s energy and natural ventilation through careful design strategies. Passive House represents today’s highest green building standard and promises to dramatically cut an average household’s energy consumption and monthly energy bill. If you’re interested in learning more about how passive homes are influencing architects and helping to shape the building sector, then be sure to check out the Passive House Northwest 2013 Annual Conference coming up on Friday, March 15 at Seattle Pacific University. Co-sponsored by Hammer & Hand and NK Architects, the conference will investigate the ways that Passive House is propelling the built environment towards a higher and greener performance standard. Hit the jump to find out what’s in store at this awesome conference!

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