Tag Archive 'green-building'

6
Oct

In Case You Missed the Ice Box Challenge Last Week

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Last week, a crowd gathered in Occidental Square to gawk at two chunks of ice. The ice had been melting for 20 days, but one block had melted much faster than the other. The event attracted a crowd because the ice blocks were part of an exhibit dubbed the Ice Box Challenge*. There were two […]

28
Sep

Passive House: A Not-So-Passive Approach to Green Building

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Those of us who care about climate change don’t think of ourselves as very “passive” about it. Actively participating in making a positive impact is what the green building standard Passive House is all about.  One of the most rigorous energy efficiency certifications for buildings, Passive House buildings are designed to be extremely airtight and […]

22
Sep

Grouparchitect welcomes our first Certified Passive House Consultants

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Grouparchitect is proud to announce that Gavin Erickson AIA and Andrea Detweiler have earned the title of Certified Passive House Consultants as awarded by the Passive House Institute US. Passive House is one of the most rigorous green building standards and results in a healthier indoor environment and long-term cost savings. To learn more, visit […]