Solterre Passive House Concept Cottage
Last summer, I took a drive from Halifax down to Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, to check out Solterre Design’s Concept Cottage. The house looks like it’s been there for a few ...
Part 1: Challenges of Cooling in Hot-Humid Climates [continue reading]
Two new-construction homes use Passive House techniques to show that low energy and high performance can be competitive in the mass market. [continue reading]
Data on 20 net zero homes shows significant reduction in monthly energy costs, among other intangible benefits. [continue reading]
Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their ... [continue reading]
A Passive House Is Put to the Test in the United States [continue reading]
Last September, 19 college teams with more than 4,000 students from around the world arrived on the National Mall's West Potomac Park. Their mission: Build a self-powered solar house for less than $250,000 to compete in architecture, energy ... [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...