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Milford Community House Pike County Dispatch

Greater Pike Foundation Celebrates Community House, Hefty Grant Fund

MILFORD — This year’s Greater Pike Community Foundation distribution plan, their most generous ever, was just one part of community enhancements celebrated at a open house at the Community House in Milford Borough three weeks ago. The enhancements include bringing together under one roof economic-development and community-service agencies, providing public restrooms, and siting a visitors’ information center in the most convenient location in Milford Borough. The renovation, designed by and completed under the supervision of architect Richard Pedranti, included accommodating…

Scranton Passive House Green Builder Magazine Home of the Year Awards

Green Builder Magazine 2017 Passive House of the Year

To Achieve Passive House Status for Scranton House, Builders Went Back to Basics Once upon a time, there was a burned-out house on an abandoned hillside lot—an eyesore for residents of Scranton, Pa. You’d never know that today. The site is now where a two-story, 2,153-square-foot “state of green” house now rests. And the city, the home’s owners and its developers couldn’t be happier. The home is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first residence designed and constructed to Passive House standards. It’s also…

Log Tavern Brewery Pike County Dispatch

Microbrewery Approved, Designed by Richard Pedranti Architect, Could Open Next Year

MILFORD — The Borough will have its first microbrewery, and it may open as soon as next year. The Borough Council on Monday unanimously approved the request filed by Milford resident Ryan Scott and partner Joe Fischer of West Milford, N.J. to open a microbrewery at 309 W. Harford St. A pole barn is located on site. They are making their first venture in the business under the company name Log Tavern Brewery. The borough’s Planning Commission had given its…

Scranton Passive House NZB

Partnering to Bring Down Costs

Scranton House – Scranton, Penn. A new home constructed via the prefabricated panel system developed by Richard Pedranti Architect and Ecocor Partners is a prime example of the way to reduce costs to make a Passive House design affordable. Called the Scranton House, Pedranti designed 11 variations, ranging in size from $140,000 cabins to domiciles up to 2700 sqft. with four bedrooms, that cost about $484,000. Customization of any of the basic plans is available. Partnering to Bring Down Costs…

Milford Community House Pike County Dispatch

Plan Takes Community House into 2nd Century in Milford

MILFORD — The Community House board is committed to expand the traditional uses of the historic property while maintaining the original stipulations for community uses outlines by the Pinchot family, which donated the building and land in a perpetual trust. Ed Brannon said, “the Community House building, located at the intersection of Broad and Harford streets in Milford Borough, is in the heart of the Milford Historic District and on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of…

Prefab Wall Being Installed Inc.

These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent

An architecture firm and a construction firm team up to provide affordable eco-friendly pre-made homes. It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla’s recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While moving to renewable energy is great, designing a house “from the ground up” that naturally consumes far less energy is an even better choice. Welcome to ‘Passive Houses.’ Passive House principles solve…

Scott Passive House timesunion

Prefab home offers energy efficiency

Fruit of partnership between architect, manufacturer When Elizabeth Scott ordered her new energy-efficient home, a factory in Searsmont, Maine, went to work. The house arrived in pieces on four trucks in rural Guilderland at the beginning of March. A team of workers unloaded the wall and roof sections on a Wednesday, hoisting them into place on the previously poured foundation. By Saturday, the house was mostly assembled, and finishing work, including plumbing and electrical systems, has since begun. For Scott,…

Ecocor Vimeo Prefabricated Passive House

Ecocor | Prefabricated Passive House | Searsmont, Maine

Ecocor is a construction firm that designs, manufactures, delivers and assembles high performance buildings throughout North America. Ecocor’s patent pending foundation and wall designs reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling buildings by 80-90%, which substantially reduces the cost of ownership and the building’s carbon footprint, while increasing the comfort of its owners. Using panelized building components as a construction platform, Ecocor has better control, higher quality and much shorter time-to-occupancy than any site-built construction. Prefab is a construction method…