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Zack Semke

Recent Articles

  • Guest Blogs

    Bringing Passive House to Production Building

    It’s clear to me that if we hope to avert catastrophic climate change we need to start viewing our buildings as clean energy power plants. As I’ll show you below,…

  • Guest Blogs

    High Performance Walls, Part 4

    This is the fourth and last post delving into the anatomy of high-performance wall assemblies, beginning with the Karuna House in Oregon. This week’s post explains our approach at the…

  • Guest Blogs

    High Performance Walls, Part 3

    This is the third of four posts delving into the anatomy of high-performance wall assemblies, beginning with the Karuna House in Oregon. This week’s post explains our approach at the…

  • Guest Blogs

    High-Performance Walls, Part 2

    This is the second of four posts delving into the anatomy of high-performance wall assemblies. The last post featured the walls at Karuna House. This week’s explains our approach at…

  • Guest Blogs

    Creating High-Performance Walls

    Our Evolution of Enclosure exhibit at AIA Portland (which ran through September 10) examined the role that buildings — especially building enclosures — can play in helping to diffuse climate…