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Monte Paulsen
Passive House Specialist at RDH Building Science. PHI accredited Building Certifier. Father of two dangerous boys. Believer in science & compassion.
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RDH Building Science 3h
The City of Vancouver is sparking a new wave of green buildings by offering the opportunity to earn up to 5% more floor area for MURB projects meeting Passive House or ILFI Zero Energy certification. Learn more:
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Danny S. Parker Sep 19
Catherine O’Leary, U of Nottingham, on intervention in cooking ventilation in student housing. PM2.5 more than doubled during cooking events. Interventions of limited utility.
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NAPHN 4h
Passivhaus is affordable and effective, why isn’t it legislated?
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NAPHN 4h
NAPHN18 to share adventures in retrofitting, Passive House style. Join us in Pittsburgh, a hot spot of development in North America, including a couple of the most ambitious retrofits around. -
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Nathanael Lauster 17h
Nice map of RS-zones now open for duplex-development in the City of Vancouver. Up to four units per lot (including a lock-off rental suite within each duplex unit). And now I need to update my book!
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Van Mayor's Office 20h
Approx 67,000 single family lots – 57% of City’s land mass – are now eligible for duplexes. That means more housing options in neighbourhoods across our city, including Dunbar, Kerrisdale, & West Point Grey
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Dan Bertolet 4h
Replying to @danbertolet
Unfortunately, one thing Vancouver's new duplex rules don't do is allow buildings with more homes to be bigger, the way that Portland's smart proposal does:
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NorthShoreSRA 5h
Bike lanes are not frills or “amenities”, to be built as afterthoughts or as developer community contributions. Bike lanes are basic transportation infrastructure and need to be built out at every opportunity. Munis should no longer be asking residents whether they “want” them...
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Kevin Pluck 21h
For those who would think that CO2 at 400ppm is a trace gas with no effect on the atmosphere should understand that ground level ozone as part of smog at a mere 5ppm is considered immediately dangerous to life or health. CO2 is a potent greenhouse gas.
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CoV Greenest City 5h
Our Greenest City Scholars program is a partnership with to work on projects that help us meet our sustainability targets – projects like Gillian Fuss’s study on the Park Board’s irrigation to conserve water.
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Dale Bracewell 7h
“Across the world, urban intersections are being slowly transformed from grim, car-oriented hazards to bright and pedestrian-friendly spaces”
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Bryn Davidson @Lanefab 6h
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ZEBx 7h
Thank you to all who attended last night's SOLD OUT event! And a BIG thank you to Scott, Doug & Jordan for sharing their experiences & advice for building multi-unit buildings!
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NAPHN 7h
No sweat in this shop: Garment factory is renovated to standard
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RDH Building Science 5h
Hear Michael Aoki-Kramer and Dan Whitmore speak about how building envelope systems allow buildings to reach performance goals for comfort, efficiency, and healthy living in Seattle on October 4th. For more details visit
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Katy Hollbacher 6h
This is so well outlined and insightful. Must read! | The Building Side of the Duct System
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Monte Paulsen 4h
“Perverse though it may seem, the nomination of an accused sex offender is a great opportunity. Delaying/withdrawing this nomination will send a message that there is no such thing as ordinary, forgivable, just-a-bit-of-drunken-boyishness attempted rape.”
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Monte Paulsen 7h
Perhaps it’s time to get rid of time.
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Brandon Yan  甄念本 21h
"The perpetuation of racism, especially in Vancouver, is usually done through the denial of it"
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