When I finally build my home, I think I want a Passive House. Very eco- and economically-friendly!

Visual explaining the Passive House Standard. This page has specifications from the Passive House Institute of the US.

Exposed beams, floor-to-ceiling windows, velvet couch, modern home in the woods

Une maison à la façon d'une grange "Néo Shaker"

This tilted, ecologically savvy model dwelling near Larvik, Norway, actually creates more energy than it consumes—a “plus house,” it’s called. Brought to life by the combined creative genius of the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and design firm Snøhetta.

Completed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings) and Optimera, ZEB Pilot House is a innovative architecture

I'm a Passive House enthusiast. I'm involved in this great movement to create highly energy efficient buildings that use 80 to 90% less energy. But how? I get asked often what a Passive House is. This is the low down in 90 seconds.

Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds. I'm a Passive House enthusiast. I'm involved in this great movement to create highly energy efficient.

Sunlight through the year for use in passive solar design

Sunlight through the year for use in passive solar design Likes: Simple, straightforward representation of methods allowing solar heat gain with sun path

“Even when the Kirio system is not connected to the router, it’s constantly downloading information about energy usage.” —Tiffany Bowie, architect

The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy

José MandojanaIn Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, architect Tiffany Bowie built an efficient house for her father, Dave, a retired engineer. A prototype system by Kirio monitors the home’s energy use.

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