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- Passive House
A Passive House is a house designed to use Passive Solar Design principals to drastically reduce its energy demands by making full use of the energy supplied by the Sun, this thereby reduces ecological footprint of the building.
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- This will be the worlds largest Passive House-certified office building
Boston’s Financial District will soon welcome the groundbreaking Winthrop Center, a year-round, mixed-use gathering space with a suite of impressive eco-friendly credentials...
- The top 7 amazing tiny homes weve seen this year
2020 was certainly one for the history books. But among all of the negativity in the news throughout this past year, there were also plenty of innovative and creative design solutions to the world’s problems shining through. While a large portion of...
- Intergenerational living community in France upholds passive design principles
Supported by Studio Losa Architects and the Centre Communal d’Action Sociale (CCAS) of Clermont-Ferrand, one of France’s largest social action community centers, Clos des Vignes, is an intergenerational and inclusive village made with passive design...
- Cold Spring Residence, a family's low-impact weekend retreat
Developed by architect and artist couple Jared and Carolina Della Valle, this stunning family retreat in the Hudson River Valley is driven by high sustainability standards...
- Worlds largest Passive House building to open in Kansas City
The largest Passive House building in the world is set to welcome its first tenants this October in the historic River Market of downtown Kansas City, Missouri...
- Modern passive house is carbon-negative and energy-positive
Designed by McLean Quinlan Architects, the Devon Passivhaus combines contemporary architecture with a rustic outdoor setting. The modern passive house uses a minimalist-yet-elegant brick wall as its facade, with a discreet doorway carved into the front...
- Berkshire Residence targets Passive House standards
Brooklyn-based design studio Of Possible recently completed the Berkshire Residence, a 3,600-square-foot contemporary home that the designers describe as a “marriage of spatial poetry and building science.” Built by Massachusetts company Kent Hicks...
- This rammed earth passive house in Japan is shaped like a shell
This small, shell-shaped villa — made using local wood, rammed earth and traditional techniques — is located in the forest of Nagano Prefecture in the center of Japan...
- Brooklyn Home Company unveils 25 new passive houses in NYC
When it comes to New York City, quality Passive House projects — outside of large-scale developments and apartment complexes — are becoming more and more prevalent...
- Award-winning passive tiny house is insulated to combat New Zealand's weather
Completed in 2018, the Kirimoko tiny house was inspired by a minimalist cycling trip. After previously living out of his bicycle packs, the owner decided to downsize his living conditions by commissioning a 329-square-foot, one-bedroom tiny home in Wanaka,...
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