Corson

Vermont House Uses Only Half a Cord of Firewood

Posted on January 30,2015 by user-756436 in Corson

When my friend Laura Murphy mentioned that her neighbors in Ripton, Vermont, Chris and Zoe Pike, stayed warm last winter by burning just half a cord of firewood, I was intrigued. So I tracked down the Pikes to learn a few more details about their house.

Passivhaus Practitioners Share Their Success Stories

Posted on January 30,2015 by user-756436 in Adam Cohen

A group of about 130 designers, builders, and Passivhaus fans gathered at U Mass Boston on October 27, 2012 to attend a one-day conference organized by Passive House New England. It's impossible for this report to be comprehensive, unfortunately, and I won't be able to do justice to all of the conference events. My report will focus on three speakers: Adam Cohen, Chris Corson, and Roger Normand.

Cold-Climate Passivhaus Construction Costs

Posted on January 30,2015 by user-945928 in Corson

Despite all the fuss about difficulties meeting Passivhaus cost-effectively on detached housing in über cold climates, there have been several projects recently that seemingly disprove the fussers.

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