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Passive Houses

Passive House: The House of the Future

Sheri Koones | Posted 07.07.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sheri Koones

The Passive House (or Passivhaus) (PH) was first established in Germany and is quickly becoming a standard in many parts of the world, including the United States.

This Green Home Will Make IKEA-Lovers Swoon

Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: A modular passive house concept out of France dubbed Pop-Up House has been generating a fair amount of o...

The Hottest Thing in Housing: Matrix Energy

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

I was a little skeptical that the heat of humans (with a little help from the sun) could power an insulated house (Matrix-style), until I took a tour of the Hudson Passive Project home on a crisp fall day.

PASSIVE HOUSES: Using "Recycled Energy" -- And No Furnace

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In trying to cut back on energy, some folks will crank the thermostat down and buy blankets. Why overwork the furnace? But one German city has come u...

Germany Pioneers Houses Encased In Airtight Shell From Which Little Heat Escapes

New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From the outside, there is nothing unusual about the stylish new gray and orange row houses in the Kranichstein District, with wreaths on the doors an...