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Housing Authorities Take an Interest in Certified Passive House Design

Super Green Affordable Housing Introduces Passive Design for the Masses Dwell, May 3, 2015. Image credit: hkarchitects From the street, there is nothing about the Belfield Avenue Townhomes in North Philadelphia that gives the development away as a subsidized housing project. The modular edifice has a white-and-mint-green facade and solar arrays on the roof, and each […]

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Philadelphia Navy Yard Selects Landis & Gyr to Install Smartgrid

The Navy Yard sets off toward its own ‘smart-grid’ power network Philly.com, May 12, 2015. Image credit: Robert J. Sitar via Wikimedia Commons Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., the agency redeveloping the Navy Yard, is installing a “smart-grid” system on the 1,200-acre campus in South Philadelphia. PIDC envisions constructing an interconnected network of renewable power sources and storage […]

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Philly Begins Energy Reduction Race in Response to Benchmarking Report

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter Tuesday announced the start of the Energy Reduction Race, a citywide competition to save energy in Philadelphia’s largest buildings. The Mayor also said the City has released the Year Two Energy Benchmarking report Executive Summary and data and that it will participate in the United States Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge.