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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

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Prefab home design weaves sustainability and affordability together

In a quiet residential neighborhood in Brant County, Ontario, lies a home that outperforms neighboring houses not only in sustainable design, but also in affordability. Boasting Passive House standards — a highly energy-efficient building standard — the new house is an experiment for Habitat Read More...

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Boston to become home to one of the world’s greenest office buildings

As it becomes increasingly crucial to integrate sustainability into our built environment, it’s a pleasure to see a growing number of urban development projects doing exactly that. One of the latest of such projects is set to rise in Boston’s Financial District. Called the Winthrop Center, the Read More...

Affordable housing in South Br

Affordable housing in South Bronx ranks high on sustainability

The Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx has recently added a residential building to its urban setting that stands out in more ways than one. Designed by NYC-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, the 15-stories-tall dwelling is an energy powerhouse and a new affordable housing community with Read More...

Passive House Resources

Passive House Resources

Passive houses are leading the way toward a carbon-neutral future by producing more energy than they use and drastically reducing fuel bills and C02 emmissions. To find out more about passive houses, architect Rolf Disch and how to make your house a passive house take a look at our passive house Read More...