03 Jun '11, 4pm

Would you live in this passive house designed for New Orleans? via @TreeHugger

(now called Passive House in North America) standard is usually thought of as a response to temperate or cold conditions, given its German origin. Certainly its annual heating energy limits are not going to mean a lot in New Orleans, where ArchDaily and Design by Many ran a competition to design a Passive House. But there is still a overall energy limitation which is tough to meet if you are going to provide air conditioning. The surprising winner was a Canadian architectural firm,

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