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What does 2017 hold for building performance? A look at some trends that are shaping the year ahead: http://sefaira.com/resources/performance-and-sustainability-trends-in-2017/

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This passive solar house isn't finished yet, but the benefits of passive design are already apparent: http://www.iowanest.com/index.php/2017/01/25/a-house-that-maintains-its-own-temperature/

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Is Trump’s election game-over for a livable climate? Or are there still solutions that can match the scale of the problem? Here are my thoughts, including a handful of ways we can move forward: http://www.carlsterner.com/writing/2016_solving_climate_in_the_age_of_trump.html

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Second floor walls are going up! http://www.iowanest.com/nestcam/

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Here's how I incorporated energy & daylight analysis into conceptual design — including lessons learned. Lesson #1: isolate design decisions by starting with a great envelope. http://www.iowanest.com/index.php/2016/11/17/incorporating-analysis-in-concept-design/

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Can we avoid air conditioning in the American Midwest? Here's an investigation from the Net Zero Energy Iowa Nest Residence: http://www.iowanest.com/index.php/2016/11/02/can-we-avoid-air-conditioning/

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We're pouring the concrete roof TODAY! Watch progress on the live webcam: http://www.iowanest.com/nestcam/

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Is Net Zero Energy achievable? Here's how I answered this question for a single-family residence before we started designing: http://www.iowanest.com/index.php/2016/10/12/is-net-zero-energy-achievable-a-pre-design-investigation/

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Ed Mazria and Kerger Truesdell on why design guidance for architects is critical to achieving 2030 Challenge goals: https://vimeo.com/185589670
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