• Wooden “Legos” make passive house building easier

      Brikawood, a French company, has invented a system of interlocking wooden blocks that can be assembled into structures ranging from walls to houses. Fully recyclable, Brikawood is made for low concept construction. Claiming to be an improvement on traditional wood building methods, there are no vertical wooden beams, which prevents water rising through the […]

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  • PassiveDom markets self-sustainable passive homes

      Sustainable, passive houses are just making their way into the mass market. One company is selling passive houses that are resistant to the most severe environmental stress. PassiveDom houses consume no energy for heating and cooling and have close to zero carbon emissions. The company offers two versions and have four modifications from a […]

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  • Looking at a Passive House 25 Years On

    The investigation into how a prototype passive house (Passivhaus) has stood the test of time reveals that, after 25 years, the solutions based on the concept offer sustainable construction with a good life cycle balance. Passive houses incorporate a rigorous standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. The result is […]

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