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Passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.
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D1 Construction
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D1 Construction in collaboration with Passive House School
Completed in 2018 by Russian architceture firm Snegiri Architects, the cottage was created as a “passive house”, with the ability to save 90 percent more energy than a regular home thanks to a little technical know-how.
Project name
Hill House
Architecture firm
Snegiri Architects
Location
Moscow, Russia
Photography
Nikita Kapiturov
This home combines the character and heritage of the past with the innovation and sustainability needs of the future. The owners of this North Vancouver Craftsman bungalow, originally built in 1912, envisioned a home that reflected the history of its location and of their 20 years living there as a family, while being functionally and visually insp...
Project name
North Vancouver Passive House Plus
Architecture firm
MGA - Michael Green Architecture
Location
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Photography
Ema Peter
About thirty years ago, German researcher Dr Feist developed a prototype that would later be known as the Passivhaus or "Passive House". Passivhaus architecture is an architectural style that meets the standard for energy efficiency while minimizing the building's ecological footprint.
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Gerard Smithers
Photography
Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus