Passive House- waaaaay  more efficient than a LEED certified Green Building

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

Passive House, Bessancourt, France | Karawitz Architecture

Karawitz Architecture: The town of Bessancourt lies about 28 km north-west of…

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

Brian Ferry Photographer, Dwell Magazine

Dwell Cover Story: Hudson Valley Passive House, Barn & Sauna Tower

Open plan living space in Hudson Valley Passive House, Barn & Sauna Tower. Photography by Brian W. Ferry for Dwell

"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."

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

“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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Lecture 10-21-10: Shading devices and techniques

In class today we learned about creating and manipulating shade through solar studies and various types and techniques of shading. We talked about the differences in radiation exposure over the se…

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