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#peakoil The next step in sustainable building: the Passive House

The core of the Passive Houses approach is the use of ultra-thick insulation and highly-insulating doors and windows to create a nearly airtight building envelope. Combined with a relatively simple heat-exchanging air system, the Passive House allows barely any heat or cold to seep in or out, while maintaining fresh and even-temperature indoor air quality. A Passive House can be heated almost entirely by the sunlight coming through the windows, the heat from appliances, and even the heat from occupants' bodies (thus the term "passive," as a central heating system is not required).

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