Single-family passive house, Vorarlberg, Austria (Photo: Tõnu Mauring. License: CC BY 2.0)

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The Two Passive Houses: A Comparison

PHIUS and PHI certifications have been considered “separate but equal” in the U.S. marketplace for years. But are they really equivalent?

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Product Review

An Adjustable Cladding System with Thermal Breaks

CL-Talon provides a cladding system that can incorporate up to ten inches of insulation and comes with thermal breaks and easy-to-adjust framing.

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California homebuilder City Ventures benefits from market differentiation by offering a number of solar, all-electric townhomes. (Image: City Ventures)

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Changing Building Design for a Changing Electrical Grid

Electricity generation from wind and solar is poised to surpass fossil fuel generation in the next 30 years. You can future-proof the buildings you design today to save money and carbon later on.

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The Urban Village, Oslo (Image: LPO Architects, SLA Architects)

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“Reinventing Cities” Awards Innovative Urban Projects

The 2019 winners of AIA’s COTE Top Ten are all about education and connection to place.

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Glazing Performance Metrics

A few key metrics are important for understanding the thermal performance of glazing units.

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News Brief

UK’s 2050 Carbon Law Requires Bold Plan for Buildings

With new legislation requiring net-zero carbon by 2050, buildings will be a major focus.

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WELL AP Exam Study Guide

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The Urgency of Embodied Carbon and What You Can Do About It

Building materials emit massive amounts of carbon long before the lights go on. In this PDF report, we take an analytical look at the greenhouse gases that are emitted in the process of constructing our buildings in the first place—the embodied carbon. We then offer strategies for reducing embodied carbon, with examples of projects that have succeeded in this regard.

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Lighting Design for Health and Sustainability: A Guide for Architects

What do we mean when we say sustainable lighting? In this PDF report, we take a closer look at lighting as an essential element in quality environments that support health and wellness while reducing energy use.

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Fundamentals of High-Performance Building Assemblies

This four-part course, designed for architects and builders, provides methodologies for how best to design and manage these details and achieve superior performance—while avoiding expensive pitfalls.

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Introduction to Fitwel Certification

Are your clients asking you about wellness? You’re not alone. Employee health and wellbeing has been called the ‘second wave of sustainability.’ In this hour-long webinar, GreenStep Education’s Alex Spilger will walk you through Fitwel certification, including its requirements, lessons learned from Fitwel projects, and how Fitwel compares to other frameworks like WELL and LEED. We’ll also discuss how to earn the Fitwel Ambassador credential.

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