Gallery: Gorgeous Energy Neutral Townhouse in Amsterdam

 
Who says you can't make an urban dwelling net zero and incredibly beautiful to boot? The Energy Neutral House 2.0 by Netherlands-based FARO Architecten is a single-family residence in Ijburg, near Amsterdam, that comes complete with its own tree inside. Thanks to a combination of passivhaus design with super-tight insulation, triple paned windows, and heat exchangers, the house uses very little energy - which is supplied via a roof mounted small-scale wind turbine and a photovoltaic system.

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