Gallery: 6 Uber Cool Passivhaus Designs from Around the World!

 
Wanting a low-cost home with a small footprint, Richard Hawkes kept finding more ways to make this now-certified Passivhaus even more sustainable than originally planned. It has a beautiful living meadow on its roof, which insulates the home, several renewable energy sources provide heat and electricity, and all kinds of recycled goodies were mixed in with the building's lime mortar. A great deal of this project's thermal massing is derived from 26,000 clay bricks that were dug and formed just four miles from the vaulted home's site.

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  1. dialectically vague June 3, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Apparently my posts are getting censored. I\\\’ll try again. I don\\\’t think this house is Passive Haus Certfied. It placed last in the Solar Decathlon Europe Competition with the lowest score in comfort level (usually not associated with Passive Haus projects). Is there a moderator that can respond to my previous question?

  2. Dialectically Vague May 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Is the FabLab House from SD Europe really Passive House Certified? I’m finding it hard to find any documentation that it is. Based on my experience of other Passive House Certified buildings, the design doesn’t appear to have the same general principles of insulation, shaded southern exposure, etc. I’m sure it may have been designed with passive design considerations, I just want to make sure that, like many of the other houses on this list, it is actually Passive House Certified.

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