Gallery: Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes


Looking at the incredible examples of green architecture featured on Inhabitat, you may have wondered what kind of mechanical equipment is used for these homes. Solar Decathlon competitors, Passivhaus designs, and other high-efficiency houses rely on highly efficient mechanical systems — in addition to the construction and design of the buildings themselves — in order to reach the level of performance they achieve. Obviously, there is not just one system used everywhere, but a number of features common to many of these systems are now being assembled into single, combined unit systems – read on for a look at these “magic boxes”.

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  1. Loyola's Paperless Libr... November 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    […] side cavity. To regulate the system’s temperature and humidity, a more conventional method of HVAC can kick in when needed. During the winter months, tubes beneath a raised floor combine with a […]

  2. RPPareek July 28, 2010 at 4:11 am

    kindly send the detials regarding it.

    RP Pareek

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