29 Sep '11, 1pm

Empowerhouse Wins Affordability Contest at Decathlon, Demolishing Myth of the Passivhaus Premium

Empowerhouse Wins Affordability Contest at Decathlon, Demolishing Myth of the Passivhaus Premium

The Empowerhouse was designed for a real world situation (it is being installed by Habitat for Humanity in the Deanwood neighbourhood of Washington DC) using passivhaus principles: Incredible energy savings is the result of following the principles of Passive House. These include high levels of insulation, airtight construction, high-performance windows and doors, minimized thermal bridging, and windows and shading placed to control solar heat gain. Passive House design is usually considered to cost a lot more than conventional, but when compared to the high tech green gizmo approach that much so-called green design takes, guess what? It can be cheaper. A year ago I wrote about the Empowerhouse and doubted it had much of a chance in the contest: During the Solar Decathlon Europe I gushed over the University of Florida's simple design and thought the Luminhaus was over-tech...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/empowerhouse-wins...

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