08 Jul '11, 11am

E Cube: The Perfect Marriage of DIY & Affordable Passive House Design?

E Cube: The Perfect Marriage of DIY & Affordable Passive House Design?

Rather then depend on the expertise of an architect or contractor to make your home, E Cube is able to be built by people with no specialized skills, using normal, familiar, easily accessible tools. The structure is based around Passive House standards, which in this case means that a conventional heating system will not be needed, saving on both cost to build and energy consumed. A completely sufficient basic house can affordably be purchased by someone, and is from there expandable in a plug and play style design, where additional structures and components such as solar arrays can be easily added, again without specialized tools. The E Cube is built around an industrial pallet racking system, which helps realize savings due to an already familiar and common structure, with standardized connections. This, at least in the Netherlands, is already regulated and in accordance...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/e-cube-passive-house-...

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