28 Mar '12, 6pm

Active aggressive: Holistic green home building movement coming to America

Active aggressive: Holistic green home building movement coming to America

A handful of Active House prototype homes exist across Western and Central Europe, and most recently, Russia. As I described in a post about Activy Dom , a prototype dwelling located on the outskirts of Moscow, the basic differences between “active” and “passive” are pretty cut and dry: While a home built to exacting Passive House standards relies primarily on energy savings through super-tight insulation and building orientation and not on renewable energy systems, the popular-in-Denmark Active House movement is essentially a holistic, Euro take on net-zero housing (i.e. the home produces more energy than it consumes) that focuses heavily on heavily on indoor air quality, energy balance, and sustainable building materials. In a nutshell : “Active House is a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without negative impact on ...

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Europe’s Active House to Make Its U.S. Debut

Europe’s Active House to Make Its U.S. Debut

ecohomemagazine.com 28 Mar '12, 5pm

The home, designed by St. Louis-based Jeff Day & Associates, is projected to cost about $450,000. Credit: Courtesy Jeff Da...

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The home, designed by St. Louis-based Jeff Day & Associates, is projected to cost about $450,000. Credit: Courtesy Jeff Da...

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The home, designed by St. Louis-based Jeff Day & Associates, is projected to cost about $450,000. Credit: Courtesy Jeff Da...

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The home, designed by St. Louis-based Jeff Day & Associates, is projected to cost about $450,000. Credit: Courtesy Jeff Da...

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