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Passivhaus Dental Office, Roanoke VA: LDS Dental Clinic by Structures Design/Build

LDS Dental featured on Planet Forward

The world’s first passivhaus dental office, LDS dental built by Structures Design/Build, was featured on Planet Forward today! Click over to the site to watch the interview: Planet Forward Interview on World’s First Passivhaus Dental Office.

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Passivhaus custom home clients: the Spechts, Thaxton VA

Specht Home featured on WDBJ7 News for National Energy Efficiency Award

The Specht residence was recently featured on news channel WDBJ7 after receiving the “Best Mainstream Green” award from GreenBuilder Magazine.

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The Specht Residence won the GreenBuilding Award

Specht Residence Featured in The Roanoker

The Specht Residence was featured in The Roanoker article “Bedford’s only Passivhaus Exceeds Expectations“.

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Award winning Passivhaus home in Thaxton, Virginia

Passivhaus National Groundbreakers are in Roankoe

Structures Design/Build was featured in The Roanoker in the article “Passivhaus National Groundbreakers are in Roanoke“.

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Energy Use comparison between Passive House and Conventional Construction

Passivhaus Energy Efficiency

Article by WVTF Public Radio reviewing the energy efficieny of Passivhaus methods and construction. Read the article here.

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The Specht Residence won the GreenBuilding Award

Virginia Homeowners Build a Passivhaus on a Budget

Review of the Specht Residence building methods by Jetson Green. Read the article here.

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Tight House, Tight Budget

Structures Design/Build was featured in the “Tight House, Tight Budget” article which appeared in Fine Homebuilding magazine’s “Energy Smart Homes” issue #027039, Winter 2014. Reprinted with permission © 2014, The Taunton Press, Inc.Read Tight House, Tight Bud … Read More

Passive House performing arts center on its way in Cleveland, Ohio

While Passive House (aka Passivhaus) is well-established in Europe, it’s still fairly new here in North America. By definition, then, commercial Passive House here is a realm of firsts.

We’ve got the “first Passive House public school building” and the “first Passive House religious assembly building” in North America. We even have “global” firsts, like the “first Passive House dental clinic” in the world, and the more wonky … Read More

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First Passive House Animal Hospital

We at Passiv Science are happy to announce the world’s first (as far as we know!) Passive House (aka Passivhaus) animal hospital project.

Care First Animal Hospital and its project team approach us because they wanted to build a new flagship facility to replace their headquarters location in Raleigh, North Carolina, but in a way that would limit the building’s impact on future generations. Passive House fit the bill.

The new, three-sto … Read More