27 Jun '14, 6pm

How to Design a Passive House Off-Grid, and Without Foam

How to Design a Passive House Off-Grid, and Without Foam

When the opportunity arose to design and build a small guest house and office for my family, I jumped at the chance to design it as a Passive House, the critically rigorous energy efficiency standard. But other interesting challenges piqued my interest as well. What would a Cradle to Cradle -inspired Passive House be built with, and how does contemporary, regionally influenced architecture encapsulate these ideas? I will explore what I discovered in a 3-part series: design, construction, and finally the completed off-grid house in the Colorado Rockies, which is aiming to be the first International Passive House Plus certified project in the US.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/how-to-design-a-passive-house-off-gr...

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