Passive House- waaaaay  more efficient than a LEED certified Green Building

Visual explaining the Passive House Standard. This page has specifications from the Passive House Institute of the US.

Passive House, Bessancourt, France | Karawitz Architecture

Karawitz Architecture: The town of Bessancourt lies about 28 km north-west of…

This tilted, ecologically savvy model dwelling near Larvik, Norway, actually creates more energy than it consumes—a “plus house,” it’s called. Brought to life by the combined creative genius of the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and design firm Snøhetta.

Completed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings) and Optimera, ZEB Pilot House is a innovative architecture

Brian Ferry Photographer, Dwell Magazine

Dwell Cover Story: Hudson Valley Passive House, Barn & Sauna Tower

Open plan living space in Hudson Valley Passive House, Barn & Sauna Tower. Photography by Brian W. Ferry for Dwell

“Even when the Kirio system is not connected to the router, it’s constantly downloading information about energy usage.” —Tiffany Bowie, architect

The New Home On the Block That Uses 90 Percent Less Energy

José MandojanaIn Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood, architect Tiffany Bowie built an efficient house for her father, Dave, a retired engineer. A prototype system by Kirio monitors the home’s energy use.

A Passive House is built on stilts, and it makes sense.

A Passive House is built on stilts

"I'm a Passive House enthusiast. I'm involved in this great movement to create highly energy efficient buildings that use 80 to 90% less energy. But how? I get asked often what a Passive House is. This is the low down in 90 seconds."

Quick video -"I'm a Passive House enthusiast. I'm involved in this great movement to create highly energy efficient buildings that use 80 to less energy. I get asked often what a Passive House is. This is the low down in 90 seconds.

lighting techniques

Lecture 10-21-10: Shading devices and techniques

In class today we learned about creating and manipulating shade through solar studies and various types and techniques of shading. We talked about the differences in radiation exposure over the se…

Passive cooling & heating, I especially like the concept of adding humidity through a conservatory

Passive cooling & heating, unique for such a diagram to include a conservatory area. Indoor gardens, wall gardens, conservatory areas etc have a huge role to play in eco-friendly design.

Go Logic has created a range of dwellings that were designed using passive house standards and can be constructed onsite in less than two weeks.

Go Logic launches line of prefab homes with New England aesthetic

Prefab homes from Go Logic offer ‘rural modernism’ assembled in 2 weeks - Curbedclockmenumore-arrow : The New England aesthetic gets a modern upgrade

The best examples of eco-friendly domestic architecture from around the world

New Eco Homes - in pictures

Green horizons: new materials, new technology and new thinking inspire houses like this one, the Ice House in Reykjavik.

Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto                                                                                                                                                     More

Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto

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