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Tim Eian
CPHD at TE Studio and Climate Action Activist

Eli,

That is a great question: Generally, operational carbon far outweighs embodied carbon. It makes of course perfect sense to carefully consider construction materials but generally, the added insulation for a Passive House for instance more than makes up for... (More)

Hey Zachary, good question. Assuming that PH is the standard of energy efficiency for this present time.

Why build for the far off future if no incentive drives it. I work within a community that monthly house hold expenses are... (More)

Tim Eian
CPHD at TE Studio and Climate Action Activist

We've only run into the ventilation issues once many years ago. We found that early versions of "green" standards such as LEED were rewarding "over-ventilating" of spaces (beyond ASHRAE guidelines). In hot/humid and cold climate zones, there is quite an... (More)

Passive House is a methodology to achieve very energy efficient and comfortable buildings and focuses on that. LEED is a green building rating, where energy and comfort are only a part of it (which btw means you can have a... (More)