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Passive House Design from Canada Wins Competition For New Orleans

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Images Credit Sustainable TO The Passivhaus (now called Passive House in North America) standard is usually thought of as a response to temperate or cold conditions, given its German origin. Certainly its annual heating energy limits are not going to mean a lot in New Orleans, where ArchDaily and Design by Many ran a competition to design a Passive House. But there is still a overall energy limitation which is tough to meet if you are going to provide air conditioning. The surprising winner was a Canadian architectural firm, Sustainable TO .... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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