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    Passive House-certified buildings may take next to nothing to heat. But conflict between the German creators of the Passive House energy performance standard and their U.S. affiliate continues to generate energy months after it spilled into public view.

    The Passivhaus Institut (PHI) of Darmstadt, Germany, severed ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) of Urbana, Illinois, in an open letter released on August 17, 2011.   2012.0111


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    Top 10 Residential Green Building Trends to Watch in 2012 — ThinkProgress, 2012.0119

    Green Energy, Cloudy Climate — The National, 2012.0119

    Zoning Laws Grow Up — Wall Street Journal, 2012.0119

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    Watch for These 10 Green Building Trends in 2012 — Oregonian, 2012.0118

    Climate Change May Flip 40% of Earth's Major Ecosystems This Century — Climate Progress, 2012.0118

    Glossary of "Green" Terms — Ottawa Citizen, 2012.0114

    LEED Platinum Newcomer House in Georgia Cost Just $125 Per Square Foot — Inhabitat, 2012.0113

    USGBC and AIA Announce Second Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow — Dexigner, 2012.0112

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