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Passive House Documentary Project
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For those familiar with the Passivhaus Institut concepts for super-efficient building design, there is a kickstarter project to help finish a documentary introducing these concepts to the US market…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Hampton Jan 9, 2013.

Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
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This article came out on June 8 and deserves a response from DOE and some Home Energy Pros! Green Buildings Hazardous to Health? Report Cites Risks of Weatherization…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorenzo Wyatt Jun 17, 2011.

 

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Jack Hampton replied to Powell Smith's discussion Passive House Documentary Project
"it is looking so nice design like one experienced general contractor."
Jan 9, 2013
Dale@EnergyWright replied to Powell Smith's discussion Passive House Documentary Project
"Faith Morgan's documentary Passive House: A Building Revolution has reached it's funding goal on Kickstarter.  Expect the DVD release in February or so."
Dec 12, 2012
Linda Wigington replied to Powell Smith's discussion Passive House Documentary Project
"Thanks for the post Powell. This documentary is nearly finished. Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy of Community Solutions are friends of mine. I highly recommend checking the link out and contributing.…"
Nov 15, 2012
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Passive House Documentary Project

For those familiar with the Passivhaus Institut concepts for super-efficient building design, there is a kickstarter project to help finish a documentary introducing these concepts to the US market in an easy to understand way. Worth a look.  I'm not affiliated with them but I did just contribute to the project.…See More
Nov 10, 2012
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"I just funded a kickstarter project to help finish a documentary introducing Passivhaus concepts to the US market. http://ning.it/Qw5UHm"
Nov 10, 2012
Lorenzo Wyatt replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"Every homeowner should carefully research the contractor or firm as well as the measures that will be implemented in her/his home. Most of my best work has been removing and repairing crap work installed by other contractors. The only thing missing…"
Jun 17, 2011
Evan Mills replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"Joe Romm weighed in on this today.  "
Jun 16, 2011
David Eggleton replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"John, I've looked closer and cannot find evidence that anything other than the photo with Fox's article is AP.  Please provide a link to the story from AP?"
Jun 12, 2011
John Redmond replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"For those of you who are ripping on Fox for the article... If you would look a little closer and do your due diligence, you would find that this an AP story, not a Fox story. Fox is only relaying the message put out by AP on a study done by someone…"
Jun 11, 2011
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Jun 11, 2011
David Eggleton replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"Powell, Why haven't you nominated yourself instead of suggesting that someone should do something? DOE might not be the best messenger to a segment of the population that believes DOE should be eliminated so that the government can be…"
Jun 11, 2011
Tyson Pischel replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"Why single out "Green" construction?  As an Energy Star verifier, I look at many new homes, both in and out of the program.  Without verification it is common to see attic baffles installed incorrectly and insulation missing in…"
Jun 11, 2011
Powell Smith replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"You can definitely cause more problems than you solve by implementing poorly planned changes to seal your envelope but it's just frustrating to know that some people will read a report like this and use it as an excuse not to act at…"
Jun 10, 2011
David Eggleton replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"Here's a link to a description of the report at the site of one of its sources. Fox gave the story an unfortunate slant.  I agree with Sean."
Jun 10, 2011
Dennis McCarthy replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"3 words - consider the source- !!"
Jun 10, 2011
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Powell Smith's discussion Is anyone game for putting together a rebuttal to this article regarding "Green Homes being Unhealthy?"
"Actually from the little they stated, they are right on most points - the only item one could pic on is the word untested, as many of these items have been tested & we know what works, what doesn't, and what can cause…"
Jun 9, 2011

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Below is an article I wrote on the Mapawatt Blog.  I thought I would share it here on Home Energy Pros as well.  Are you preparing your home for an electric car?

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