I would like to further explain my support by stating that to be truly sustainable, one must first tackle approached to reduce energy demand (which is what passive house is doing) BEFORE thinking about alternative energy sources A great book that addresses this is Lovins "Reinventing Fire".Rob Overly

Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:43:54 +0000
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Subject: Offsite builder, architect launch line of energy-efficient prefab homes
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Offsite builder, architect launch line of energy-efficient prefab homes
 Dive: Construction and Builder News
June 14th, 2016
Hello BEST community,
Continuing the theme of “green housing” this week, there is news in regards to the building manufacturer Ecocor collaborating with an architect firm to design a new line of pre-fabricated houses in North
 America that will follow the Passive House standard. The Passive House standard is a voluntary international building standard that provides guidelines to drastically reduce heating and energy requirements in the home. It is a trend that is already established
 in Europe, and now Ecocor will become the first North American company solely dedicated to producing prefabricated Passive Houses. It is promising to consider that a system of more conscious home design will become established in North America, although it
 is interesting to note that filtered fresh air continues to trump open designs that take advantage of natural air flow.

Erica Winstead
Undergraduate Intern
2016 BioEnergy & Sustainability School
Soil and Water Science Department

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