30 Oct '13, 2pm

superkul architects make the Active Home concept @superkul.

Windows are wonderful things, bringing light and air into a home. But even the very best of them are not very energy efficient compared to a well-insulated wall, and green building concepts like the Passive House tend to make windows smaller and eliminate skylights. That's a problem if you are a window or skylight manufacturer, and probably why Velux, the huge Danish skylight manufacturer, developed the Active House concept. I described it earlier as "a new building standard that promotes energy saving, healthy indoor conditions with lots of fresh air and you guessed it, lots of natural light and ventilation from lots of windows and skylights." In Europe, Active Houses have striking modern designs, often with a ridiculous number of windows and skylights. The first Active House in North America was, of course, a traditional design "to fit in", with an entire catalogue of wi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/active-house...

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