11 Jan '12, 5pm

Passive Houses are so well insulated that they require zero heating. Even in winter.

Passive Houses are homes so well insulated that they require no heating at all, even in winter. They're super popular in Europe , because it’s a magical land where everything is made out of chocolate and any sexual encounter that ends in fewer than three orgasms is immediately reported to the happiness police. Journalist Charlie Hoxie realized that most people in America have never heard of the Passive House (or Passivhaus in the original, economical German) building movement, so he embarked on a documentary to spread the word. What follows are a series of excerpts from that film. You can also read more about his inspiration in an essay he wrote for Txchnologist .

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2012-01-11-passive-house-docume...

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