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Passive House builder EcoCor, based in the seaport town of Belfast, Maine, is gearing up for factory production of panelized Passive House packages.
The architects and Passive House consultants are working on a comprehensive set of building details for new construction and retrofit.
Savvy builders embrace the changes that will make their houses perform better and be more durable.
A coastal Maine builder is applying his trademark Passive House wall system to an existing house by the water.
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Cold snaps and power failures have triggered a moment of truth for advanced energy-efficient homes in the Northeast. JLC talked with some homeowners to find out the facts.
In my quest to build ever tighter houses I've decided that my goal is for every house I build to get as close to 1ACH50 as possible. To reach that goal, I've decided to take a page from the PassiveHouse playbook and tape my exterior sheathing seams.
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