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    • February

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      2014
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    Feb 14th Showing, The Documentary, IF YOU BUILD IT

    From Patrick Creadon, director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A., comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie county, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to help re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible.

    Showing on February 14, 2014 at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta called IF YOU BUILD IT, about influential designer-activist Emily Pilloton.

    • June

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      2012
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    Passive House Training is Coming to Atlanta This Fall

    Certified Passive House Consultant Training Coming to Atlanta

    Offered in Partnership with PHAAtlanta.org, the Local Passive House Chapter.

    Phase1:October 15-19, 8:30-5:00

    Phase 2: November 5-8, 8:30-5:00

    Exam (optional) on November 8

    MD Tech Training Center, 3580 Pierce Dr, Suite 160 Chamblee, GA 30341

    Download additional training information:

    • November

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      2011
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    Architecture for Humanity, Presents An Introduction to Passive House, a program to carbon neutrality.

    Jeff Dinkle, President of Eco Custom Homes, is giving a lecture at Southface, November 15th On Passive House. Guest speakers will also include David Bitter (AIA), Michael Fletcher (AIA), and Bruce Kitchell (Energy Expert). Each will speak on why Passive House is a solution to Carbon Neutrality. “A Passive House is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. Energy losses are minimized. Any remaining heat demand is provided by an extremely small source. Avoidance of heat gain through shading and window orientation also helps to limit any cooling load, which is similarly minimized. An energy recovery ventilator provides a constant, balanced fresh air supply. The result is an impressive system that not only saves up to 90% of space heating costs, but also provides a uniquely terrific indoor air quality. ” Click Here to read more and register for the event. All proceeds of the event benefit Architecture for Humanity’s Oasis Project.

    • March

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      2011
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    The South’s 1st Passive House, Corey Saft to Speak in Atlanta, April 28th

    Corey Saft, the Architecture Professor from Lafayette, LA., who recently completed the first Passive House in the South, is speaking on April 28th in Atlanta. Over the past year or so, I have been including a great deal about Passive House. Last year we did take courses and recently have become the first Certified Passive House Consultant in the SE.

    • December

      10

      2010
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    Zero energy bills goal for planned ‘passive’ home

    Zero energy bills goal for planned ‘ passive ‘ home Shore News Today The passive house is so well sealed and insulated it does not need a traditional heating or cooling system, a feature that saves money for Evangelista. “It’s a super-insulated building that uses one-tenth of the energy to heat and cool it as a traditional building,” Evangelista said of the planned Pine Avenue house. The Passive House, Energy Standard is gaining momentum here in the US. We are still looking for a client that wants to have the first Passive House in Georgia.

    • October

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      2010
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    Passive House US, Dew Points in Wall Assemblies, Part 1 of 2

    I have just finished my Phase 3 training, in Golden Co. This week. We are officially Passive House US consultants. We plan on being certified next month at the Passive House Conference in Portland, OE.

    Today I am going to talk about the effects of Super Air Tight Buildings on wall assemblies / dew points in the Atlanta Climate. A typical wall assembly on a new construction home in Atlanta, Georgia contains 2 x 4 studs filled with insulation. On the exterior we have OSB sheathing, covered by an air tight / moisture barrier (I use Typar), and a veneer, usually brick or a cementitious cladding. On the interior we have ½ gypsum board painted usually with 2 coats of paint / primer.

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