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D-Hotel: Historic Belgian Windmill Transformed into a Modern Retreat

D-Hotel: Historic Belgian Windmill Transformed into a Modern Retreat

Both the windmill and inner farmhouse square were built in 1841, and preserved and protected as landmarks. Govaert & Vanhoutte wanted to pay respect to the historic structures while introducing a

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Ignatov Architects’ Super Efficient Solar Equinox Passivhaus Tracks the Sun

Ignatov Architects’ Super Efficient Solar Equinox Passivhaus Tracks the Sun

The Equnox house is a product of the needs of its site - Ignatov Architects set the home into a steep hill, lowering its profile. A vegetated roof and natural stonework ensure that the design does not

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PHOTOS: 125 Haus is Utah’s Most Energy Efficient and Cost Effective Single Family House

PHOTOS: 125 Haus is Utah’s Most Energy Efficient and Cost Effective Single Family House

Hailing from Germany, Rügemer was accustomed to a higher standard of efficient design for homes and planned to one day build the house of his dreams here in the US for his family. He set out to build an

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

Philadelphia just gave the go-ahead for a large mixed-use multi-family housing project that is urban friendly and energy frugal. Conceived by design/build group Onion Flats, The Ridge' will be the

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PHOTOS: Balance Project is a Modern Passivhaus For Santa Fe, New Mexico

PHOTOS: Balance Project is a Modern Passivhaus For Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is the ideal climate for modeling Passivhaus buildings -- summers can get hot and dry, while winters are bitterly cold at an elevation well north of 7,000 feet. Luckily, the sun shines a lot, and

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Arkus’ Green-Walled Eco Office is a Flexible Workspace that Blends Into its Surroundings

Arkus’ Green-Walled Eco Office is a Flexible Workspace that Blends Into its Surroundings

Arkus were approached to design a flexible office space that can easily be reconfigured, so they developed an floor plan of 4 expandable blocks divided by “green” entrance service cores. A

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A Better World by Design Kicks Off This Weekend in Rhode Island!

A Better World by Design Kicks Off This Weekend in Rhode Island!

We are eagerly awaiting the 2011 A Better World by Design conference coming up this weekend, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, on the campuses of the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. We have covered

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World’s First Passivhaus Public Pool Opens in Lünen, Germany

World’s First Passivhaus Public Pool Opens in Lünen, Germany

Photo © DBU The Lippe Bad Lünen pool is expected to draw 250,000 visitors a year, making the facility a breakthrough project for public green building and saving about a dollar per visitor in energy

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

The 20 meter roof span is covered in beautiful flowers during the spring time, and integrated into the snowy landscape during winter. But nobody will go cold since a combined photovoltaic and thermal

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Passive House Institute US Responds to Break Up With Passivhaus International

Passive House Institute US Responds to Break Up With Passivhaus International

The growing pains of Passive House in the US couldn’t be more evident at this point, especially with the tension of keeping the standard intact while also having it properly reflect the region in which

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Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US

Passivhaus Institute Ends Relationship With Passive House Institute US

The founder of Passivhaus and director of Passivhaus Institute PHI, Dr. Wolfgang Fiest, has just sent word that the Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS) will no longer be able to provide building

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Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes

Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes

The project started out as a vision for an entire community -- the medium-density project balances size, accessibility, green space, and solar exposure. In all, 52 homes make up a neighborhood anchored to

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New Building Panel Promises High R-Values and Comfortable Interiors

New Building Panel Promises High R-Values and Comfortable Interiors

Try to imagine the perfect wall system -- it would be durable, super-efficient, thin and simple to install. Researchers at HTWK Leipzig, a German university of allied sciences, are currently working on

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Denmark’s Spiraling Wood Sea Bath is an Oceanic Oasis for Swimmers

Denmark’s Spiraling Wood Sea Bath is an Oceanic Oasis for Swimmers

Photo © Ole Haupt Designed by architect Fredrik Pettersson, the Sea Bath is an oasis at sea, located 100 meters from the shore. Curving around and around, wooden ramps gently incline towards the peak,

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Beautiful Slatted Swiss Warehouse Emulates the Surrounding Forest

Beautiful Slatted Swiss Warehouse Emulates the Surrounding Forest

The Operation Center Burgergemeinde is a rustic framework of natural wooden slats located in Biel, Switzerland. Designed by Berlin based firm, Bauzeit Architekten, the spanning buildings and courtyard

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Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Net-Zero Energy and Carbon House

Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Net-Zero Energy and Carbon House

The home's long skinny lot, with partial shading and awkward orientation prevented the architects from achieving the aggressive Passivhaus standards. Instead they maximized the solar potential as well as

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JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

The four bedroom, 1,485 sq ft home was designed for two parents and their four children. Built on a compact lot, the home has a small footprint and is built up to taper as it reaches the fourth floor.

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Nanjing Eco Housing To Feature Cascading Living Walls and High Tech Facade

Nanjing Eco Housing To Feature Cascading Living Walls and High Tech Facade

Working with a predetermined massing and volume of the development, BDP maneuvered around the basic block buildings to design a sustainable project. Relying on solar passive design, the east-west

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Chalkboard-Skinned Belgian Passivhaus is a Playground for Neighborhood Kids

Chalkboard-Skinned Belgian Passivhaus is a Playground for Neighborhood Kids

The most eye-catching aspect of the modern home is its front yard -- a basketball court, activity area, and chalkboard facade provide a playground for a neighborhood full of kids. The idea came as a way

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PHOTOS: Inside Williamsburg’s New Passive House by Loadingdock5

PHOTOS: Inside Williamsburg’s New Passive House by Loadingdock5

We write about cool green buildings all the time on Inhabitat, but seeing them with our own eyes is a special treat. That's why we were stoked when the owners and architects of Williamsburg's very first

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MUT Architecture Unveils 12 Wooden Passive Houses for Parisian Suburb

MUT Architecture Unveils 12 Wooden Passive Houses for Parisian Suburb

Each of the 12 houses leans to a different side, allowing them to make the most of the site's available solar resource. Generous glazing on the front and rear of each house draws in light and encourages

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Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Australia’s first Passive House certified building will also be part of a new breed of zero carbon multi-story buildings that use wood as a central building component. Designed by Melbourne based Studio

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Swiss Chalet is World’s First Apartment Heated Exclusively by Solar Thermal

Swiss Chalet is World’s First Apartment Heated Exclusively by Solar Thermal

This apartment building in Upper Castle, Switzerland is the world's first to be heated exclusively by solar thermal energy. The building borrows heavily from traditional Swiss chalet architecture with its

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New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

Energy may be our single largest and thorniest issue as we progress into the middle of the 21st century and some seriously big thinking about new ways to produce it will have to become commonplace in

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Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Back in August, we reported on the construction of New York State's first passive house, and since then, the green building standard has been gaining speed in New York City -- especially in Brooklyn. The

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England’s First Passive House is a Vaulted Green-Roofed Wonder

England’s First Passive House is a Vaulted Green-Roofed Wonder

The home's 20-meter roof span was built using timbrel vault construction, a classical building technique that has been largely forgotten since the onset of modern high-strength materials. The roof

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Rustic Lakewood House Has a Solar Screen of Indigenous Logs

Rustic Lakewood House Has a Solar Screen of Indigenous Logs

The home has a bit of a split personality going on with one facade showcasing a solar screen of indigenous logs and the other speaking to a more modern sensibility. Built to house an extended family, the

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New rSTUD Significantly Increases Wall Insulation Performance

New rSTUD Significantly Increases Wall Insulation Performance

A dirty little secret in the building industry is that the promised r-value of a wall is usually just a measure of the cavity insulation in a perfect installation. Often the installation of insulation is

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