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Intus Windows commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Please consider following when choosing windows: low quality windows need to be replaced more often, high performance windows increase comfort and quality of life, reduce drafts, condensation, possible mold growth and energy consumption. Gas prices…"
Mar 29, 2013
Ken Watts commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"To Intus Windows I look for payback.  With natural gas prices what they are, payback is a long time coming.  Initial cost is critical. Must have lower premium window costs."
Mar 28, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"PassivHaus criteria of 120 kWh/m² energy use is too high for modern times; it'd be better to advocate 0 energy use, as in a ZEB, net zero-energy building."
Mar 28, 2013
Intus Windows commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Hi everybody, Nowadays Passive House standard becomes more and more popular. People order energy efficient windows for both window replacement and new projects. Intus Windows is interested what do people pay attention to when they want to order…"
Mar 28, 2013
Barbara Smith commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Here is a certified Passive House built recently in western Wisconsin.  It is also available as a kit. http://www.motherearthliving.com/wiser-living/building-the-newenhouse-kit-home-sustainable-small-super-insulated-house.aspx Photos…"
Mar 26, 2013
Lenka Rihova commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"I think some people are misinterpreting this article. It is in no means suppose to be anti passive haus. This article is to raise the question about the future of home building regulations in regards to energy efficiency."
Mar 4, 2013
Greg La Vardera commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Tom, I think I've clearly agreed with your description. In fact I don't think anybody here has disagreed with that. There is no argument about that, at least not here. If these facts were enough to convince people to build this way they…"
Mar 1, 2013
Tom Samuel Johnson commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"It's very strange that there are still arguments about passive house efficiency and affordability. It's not a myth, let's look at the first passive house duplex in Washington DC. According to Intus Windows, which was the…"
Mar 1, 2013
Greg La Vardera commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"David, you mis-understand my posts. You are reacting to my comments about the fictional spray foam. We do have everything we need to build high performance houses today, and yes they cost somewhat more, and yes energy savings pay for that…"
Feb 27, 2013
David Eakin commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Tom, I'd like one also! Like you, I am where I am - in a 1930's double-wythe brick house with a great deal of large windows.  So you do what you can; where it makes sense.  I switched from oil heat/domestic hot water to natural…"
Feb 27, 2013
Tom Delconte commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"I want a house built to PassivHaus, DOE Challenge, LEED, EnergyStar, RESNET, BPI, IECC, and IBC current standards, with extra insulation! There's only one problem: this is our last home. We were fortunate to have this as our second tract(not…"
Feb 27, 2013
Greg La Vardera commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"If there was such an insulation, it would be expensive - because it was doing something that other insulations could not. And the manufacturer would know it, and they would price it accordingly. That is the way the world works, unless you want to…"
Feb 27, 2013
Ken Watts commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"Greg, I agree with you that codes will not make an immediate difference.  So what can?  We need innovative building products that result in improvement in building performance at near the same cost.  Builders would embrace these…"
Feb 27, 2013
Greg La Vardera commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"I find that to be a pretty meager improvement over 40 years. And Code does not provide for retrofitting of the vast body of existing houses which are the ones using all the energy. Building codes are just not the way to make a difference. You need…"
Feb 27, 2013
Jim Baerg commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
"If you compare the energy codes of the late 1970s to the 2012 IECC you get this for Zone 6:  Ceilings, R-19 to R-49, Walls, R-11 to R-25, Basements, R-0 to R-19, Windows, U-.5 to U.32, Air leakage, no requirement to 3ACH, Lighting, no…"
Feb 27, 2013
Greg La Vardera commented on Lenka Rihova's blog post PassivHaus – Is it the Future of Home Building?
""Stricter codes are the only answer" And how has that worked for you for the past 40years since the global oil crisis made the man on the street realize energy was an issue? That was in the mid 70s, and how much progress have we made with…"
Feb 27, 2013

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At 2:26pm on November 3, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Lenka,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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