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    POSTCARD FROM PASSIVE HOUSE PORTLAND

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    There were 345 attendees (including me) at the North American Passive House Conference in Portland, Oregon, held from November 4 to 7, 2010. Twenty-six sessions focused on all aspects of the Passive House building energy-efficiency certification system, ranging from detailed conceptual overviews led by Passivhaus cofounder Dr. Wolfgang Feist to technical sessions about specific aspects of certification in our region.

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    MODERNIZING MODERN

    In the United States, there is a huge inventory of unused, underused, and poorly configured buildings, many of them modern-style. These buildings are a valuable resource, and until this resource has been exhausted, the pace and pattern of new building construction seen in the second half of the 20th century is a luxury that is not sustainable.

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    Home Builders See Green Prefab Potential — USA Today, 2011.0116

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    Using Bioclimatic Design to Build a Passive, Sustainable Dwelling — Reuters, 2011.0114

    Earthships: Down-to-Earth Homes — Reed Construction Data, 2011.0114

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    To Save the Planet and the Budget, Cut Energy Off the Dole — Washington Post, 2011.0114

    EPA Revokes Coal Mining Permit in West Virginia — Financial Times, 2011.0114

    Climate Changes Linked to Fall of Roman Empire — Discovery News, 2011.0113

    Why Have UK Media Ignored Climate Change Announcements? — Guardian Unlimited, 2011.0113

    NAHB unveils "2011 New American Home" — NAHB Press Release, 2011.0113

    Postcard from Berlin — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.0112

    LEED-Bashing Reaches New Heights in Fast Company — TreeHugger (Blog), 2011.0107

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