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Green Building & Design (gb&d) is the magazine for today’s leading green professional. We strive to connect and inspire green building professionals by partnering with those at the forefront of sustainable design, development, planning, and policy. Available in print, online, and for iPad.

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“2014 Passive House Special Edition”

FREE — Released 1 September 2014

This exciting special edition of Green Building & Design (gb&d) is the official magazine of the 2014 North American Passive House Conference in San Francisco. Created in collaboration with PHIUS, it showcases the master builders driving the booming world of energy-efficient design in the Bay Area.

On the Cover: Passive House expert Prudence Ferreira helped San Francisco architect David Baker design the Zero Cottage, named for its status as a Net Zero Energy-certified project. Cantilevered over the courtyard is a solar array that provides 100 percent of the energy required by the home-workshop hybrid.

Also Inside: PHIUS executive director Katrin Klingenberg on new climate-specific energy standards; Seattle architect Brandon Nicholson on scaling up the passive approach; case studies on über-efficient windows, insulation, and sheathing; and much more!

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