This book, released by Passive House California (PHCA), presents 32 Passive House buildings located across California and documents how the Passive House Standard is being utilised to meet the State’s goals of carbon reduction and climate change.
Post date: 9 Feb 2017
The “energy eater” European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an “envelope” system combining active and passive technologies, fitted over the existing façade, to make buildings more efficient. But will it work efficiently under different temperatures, both in northern and southern Europe?
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Gen 2017
Magdalena Rozanska: "It was five years of hard work and we learnt many lessons along the way"
As a dedicated architect, Magdalena Rozanska strongly believes in retrofitting, making old buildings energy efficient and adapting them to modern energy standards. She has been coordinating the MeeFS project, which started in 2012, and aimed at developing an innovative multifunctional and energy efficient façade system. She sums up the achievements so far.
Post date: 27 Dic 2016
On 30 November 2016, the Passive House Institute (PHI) announced that the world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy.
Post date: 12 Dic 2016
Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.
Domestic efforts play an important role in curbing global warming. Besides producing and using renewables, homes can also act as banks that store CO2. This innovative building model exploits bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, which act as “carbon sequestrators.”
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
Post date: 15 Giu 2015
Post date: 3 Giu 2015
Located in Burnham Overy Staithe, in Norfolk, United Kingdom, these Passivhaus units consist of a terrace of three dwellings, forming part of a mixed development of affordable and open market housing reflecting the local vernacular of traditional fisherman's cottages.
Post date: 3 Giu 2015
Basic design of the project:- Reuse of a discarded trade-fair pavilion- Energy efficiency through passive house construction- Reduction of materials used for construction and operation- Ecological, resource-saving and climate-protecting type of construction- Project analysis of all greenhouse gas relevant emissions- No sealing of natural areas- Handicapped-accessible type of construction- Increased living comfort and cosiness- Sophisticated and modern architecture
Post date: 8 Gen 2013