Monday, February 18, 2013

EcoVillage Adds Passive House Neighborhood in Ithaca, NY, USA

EcoVillage, a sustainable living community located two miles outside of downtown Ithaca, New York, USA, has begun initial construction on its third and final neighborhood that will be constructed using state-of-the-art airtight enclosure technology called "Passive House."

An EcoVillage article in The Ithacan describes the project.

EcoVillage Website

Read more about Passive Design on Solaripedia

The EcoVillage is under construction on its third neighborhood (clearing at top right) that will feature Passive House design. Photo by EcoVillage.

 Designed by Jerry Weisburd, the TREE neighborhood at the EcoVillage features solar power and Passive House features. Image by Jerry Weisburd.


Third Residential EcoVillage Experience (or TREE), will feature solar technology as well as the cutting-edge design called Passive House in the EcoVillage Community near Ithaca, New York. Photo by The Ithacan.

Work Less to Slow Global Warming, Says Study

A new analysis suggests that a more 'European' schedule would reduce the effects of climate change. The article, Global Warming Can Be Slowed by Working Less by Jason Koebler, reviews a new study by the Center for Economic Policy and Research. A worldwide switch to a "more European" work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.