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As Paul Panish explained in a GBA post about builder Matthew Beaton’s home in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Beaton wasn’t aware of the Passivhaus standard when he first conceived of the project. By the time construction had started, though, he had became fully committed to the concept, even though there wasn’t time for a full-fledged redesign and Passivhaus modeling.Decisions on major components such as window sizing and location, glazing characteristics, and basement thermal boundary “were being made after sections had been designed, as other building components were under construction, and the project was in a general state of flux,” writes Panish, a principal at DEAP Energy Group of Newton, Massachusetts, and Passivhaus consultant on the project. As a consequence, when a decision had to be made about construction details affecting the building’s eventual performance, Beaton and his team – which also included Mark Yanowitz of Verdeco Designs in Andover, and Richard Brown of Certified Energy Ratings in Hamilton – went with a “conservative approach.”Nailing the resultsThe results include a slab floor insulated to R-41.3, basement foundation walls insulated to R-51.8, first-floor exterior walls to R-65.7, second-floor walls to R-58.2, and the main ceiling to R-126.2. Most of the above-grade insulation was cellulose (Beaton had plenty of it on hand, so he decided to use it where he could: there are 3 ft. of it in the attic).The home’s air leakage rate is 0.44 air changes per hour at 50 Pascals. Mechanical equipment includes an UltimateAir RecoupAerator 200DX energy-recovery ventilator, a Mitsubishi MXZ-3A30NA minisplit air-source heat pump heating system, and a solar hot water system.Beaton and his family have been living in the house since September. It was certified by Passive House Institute U.S. on July 13, becoming the first single-family Passivhaus dwelling in the state, Beaton says.The project has been an exercise in perseverance. Panish points out that challenges involved in using a partially improvised approach to achieving the desired performance level provided “a valuable lesson in the justification for carrying out the analysis and pre-certification components of the PH design process.”Aside from shifting the performance target to Passivhaus, however, Beaton had from the beginning approached the project with a number of conservation goals, including use of reclaimed foam board, lumber cut from the site, and stones excavated from the site for use on the patio and as wall veneer.
Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhile Rob Ricafort can finally play for University of the Philippines after securing a temporary restraining order, the Maroons face the risk of forfeiture.Commissioner Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league will abide by the court ruling and won’t stop the wingman from playing if UP decides to field him.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ricafort will turn 25 on January 2018, after the basketball season is over. Goran Dragic back with Heat after summer title for Slovenia Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES MOST READ But with TRO set to lapse on October 21, Ricafort’s fate this Season 80 is not yet set in stone.“Should the TRO be invalid and void, there will be a possibility that the games [Ricafort played in] will be forfeited,” said Saguisag in a press conference Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“As the commissioner, I will not restrain him from playing. But they assume the risk depending on how the court will decide. After 20 days, we don’t know what will happen. It’s the team’s option.”The UAAP eligibility committee initially ruled Ricafort ineligible to play this season as he will exceed the maximum age limit of 25. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Marcio Lassiter is no stranger to wearing some of the precious sneakers on and off the parquet floor.From countless retro Jordans to some Nike ID flavors, Lassiter always makes sure to deck out in neck-breaking silhouettes.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter, who demonstrated how the shoe tightens and loosens just by a push of a button, finished with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three in the Beermen’s easy victory.“It’s cool to have a shoe that’s tying laces for you so you feel like the shoe itself is a very cool shoe,” said Lassiter. “It has a good grip, comfortable, aerodynamic, and it’s fits like a glove.”Lassiter also has another more personal reason why he chose to wear the BB Adapts and that was for the healthy competition going on with his teammate Chris Ross as to who among the two of them has better sneakers.“You know who has the better kicks, I know it’s your birthday but come on Chris,” said Lassiter of Ross who celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday.“I know he’s going to level up and he’ll get shoes and we’re going to surprise each other.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments And for the sake of their fun sneaker duel, Ross rocked a pair of “South Beach” LeBron 8s after the game. MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lassiter upped the ante once more when he wore a pair of Nike BB Adapts in San Miguel Beer’s121-111 win over NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup.There’s no question that Lassiter was the first to wear Nike’s self-lacing basketball sneakers on the PBA floor but the Beermen’s lethal shooter hopes that more would follow in his footsteps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I wouldn’t be surprised if someone does wear these it’ll be a good thing,” said Lassiter said of the high-tech sneakers which were made available last month and retail for $350 USD. “Hopefully in the future they make more shoes like this.”“I think probably everybody will have shoes like these.” P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Cherry Rondina, streaking Tigresses coping with Milena Alessandrini’s absence Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson frustrated by Cardiff stalemate after 15-year shots highby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was left frustrated after their 0-0 draw with Cardiff City.Palace peppered the Cardiff goal with 31 shots, their highest number since 2003-04, with Andros Townsend flicking a shot against the crossbar and Luka Milivojevic hitting the post for the hosts.Hodgson said, “I’m pleased about the number of chances we created but I’m not pleased we didn’t convert one of them,” he said.”It’s something we’ve had to deal with for a large part of the season. If we had more fortune in front of goal then we would be nowhere near where we are, we’d have assembled a lot more points.”Football is about scoring goals and taking those semi opportunities, which good goal scorers find a way of scoring.”
Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar back on Man City agendaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon playmaker Houssem Aouar is back on the agenda of Manchester City.Aouar has emerged as one of the most exciting prospects in football at Lyon.L’Equipe say City showed interest in Aouar once again in the summer window just gone.However, both the player and Lyon decided against a move away but Aouar has since struggled to find his best form during the new Ligue 1 campaign.It is reported that he is one of the players ‘shaken’ by Bruno Genesio’s departure as manager and the recent arrival of Sylvinho. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IG/pjwilliams_26Jameis Winston gets most of the publicity out of this year’s Florida State players in the NFL Draft, but a number of other former Seminoles are enticing prospects as well. Cornerback P.J. Williams was one of the most important players on the FSU defense, and projects to be drafted in the first two rounds of this spring’s draft.Williams posted a video of himself doing a box jump on Instagram this afternoon, in which he shows off the athleticism and explosion that makes him one of the draft’s top defensive backs.We’re not sure exactly how high that jump is, but we are certainly impressed.
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has signed Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts to perform live at its 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held Friday, May 8 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the legendary Drake Hotel.The formal fundraising event will benefit Native American higher education and celebrate the College Fund’s mission to provide access to higher education for all Native people.VIP ticket-holders will enjoy a special reception and the opportunity to meet Jim Belushi.A silent auction featuring Native art and unique items will also be held at the event. In addition, the College Fund will be accepting bids for a guest to perform the song “Soul Man” with Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts that evening.All VIP packages, tickets, individual tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase now. Visit collegefund.org/gala to learn more or call 303-426-8900.25th Anniversary event sponsors include Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; Comcast NBCUNIVERSAL; Wieden+Kennedy; Ford Foundation; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; The Walt Disney Company; AT&T; and McDonald’s Corporation. The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) is the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships for Native American and Alaska Native students. Founded in 1989, the College Fund has been “Educating the Mind and Spirit” of Native people for 25 years and provides an average of 6,000 scholarships annually. The College Fund also supports the nation’s 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on 77 campuses on or near Indian reservations. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators. For more information, please visit www.collegefund.org.
Twitter It’s the first time the Quebec director has made it this far in the selection process and he says he’s “very happy and quite moved” by the recognition.While the film did screen in Canada and France in the fall, Dolan conceded he’s disappointed by the scope of the movie’s release overall and hopes an Oscar nomination will give it another push. The academy will announce the Best Foreign-Language Film nominees on Jan. 24. Xavier Dolan is thrilled his movie It’s Only the End of the World is one of nine films in the running for a Best Foreign-Language Oscar nomination.He just wishes more people could see the film.On Thursday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced it had narrowed the pack of foreign-language film contenders from the 85 that were being considered for a nomination. Advertisement “I’m not thinking of this in terms of what this could bring to my career, I’m thinking of this in terms of what could it bring to this film in terms of exposure,” Dolan told Canadian reporters during a conference call on Friday. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement