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LifeCycle Tower in Austria Will Be World’s Tallest Wooden Building

LifeCycle Tower in Austria Will Be World’s Tallest Wooden Building

The core of the prefab system is a wooden post and beam construction that supports a concrete slab. The utilities and elevator core of the building can be made from either concrete or wood. The exterior

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Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

Bere architects recently unveiled the ‘Larch House’, the first zero-carbon passive house in the UK. The ultra energy-efficient home features not only “active” energy-producing

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Gorgeous Energy Neutral Townhouse in Amsterdam

Gorgeous Energy Neutral Townhouse in Amsterdam

The four-story town home achieved Passivehaus energy efficiency standards with an insulation value of rc=10, liquid tight joints, and HR-ventilation. Air is pre-heated or pre-cooled with a ground source

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ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

ecoPark in Malibu Gets Approval to Build Eco Education Center

Busch and a slew of other green minded professionals started ecoTech Design Studio, a green product and architectural design/building firm, in order to start their dream project. ecoPark will consist of

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Cave-Like Home on Track to be New York’s First Passive House

Cave-Like Home on Track to be New York’s First Passive House

Image courtesy DWA Architect Dennis Wedlick is looking to the past to inspire the future of green building as he constructs an ultra-efficient cave-like home that's on track to be New York State's

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Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes!

The line consists of three new models, the Ridge0™, the Vista0™ and the Contours0™, which range in size between 422sf and 2643sf. The Contours0™ and the Vista0™ have interior and exterior rooms

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Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Housing+ was designed by C.F.Møller in collaboration with Moe & Brødsgaard, Cenergia, Phillips, Schüco, Erik Juul and Vogt landscape. The zero energy development includes 60 residential units in a

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

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

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Passivehaus Container Complex Proposed for Leeds Waterfront

Passivehaus Container Complex Proposed for Leeds Waterfront

Waterfronts that were once the bustling heart of industrial British cities are now more commonly seen as the hub of hot new property developments. However, initiatives like the 36 Calls Design Competition

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Peter Rose & Partners Open Award Winning Kripalu Annex

Peter Rose & Partners Open Award Winning Kripalu Annex

Photo by Matthew Snyder How do you blend the meditative and rejuvenating aspects of yoga with modern sustainable architecture? Peter Rose + Partners offers up an inspired solution with the newly

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One of France’s First Passivhaus is a Wonder of Green Design

One of France’s First Passivhaus is a Wonder of Green Design

With the steady rise of the Passivhaus building system, we are being treated to some brilliant new ideas on how to design to the standard. Architecture Firm Karawitz designed this home in Bessancourt,

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R House is a Sustainable and Affordable Passive Residence

R House is a Sustainable and Affordable Passive Residence

R-House, designed by Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research Office, is a cozy looking home that meets Passive House standards for energy efficiency and serves as a model for sustainable and

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Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

The winner of the 2010 Passivhaus Architecture Award is a fantastic three-apartment building on the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland. Built by architect Peter Schurch, principle of Halle 52, the building

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Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan

Villa Nyberg: A Passive Swedish Prefab with a Cool Circular Floorplan

Leave it to the Swedes to design and build a curvaceous and elegant prefab house out of timbers. Villa Nyberg is the first in a series of prefab homes by Göteborg-based Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture to

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Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon

The European Solar Decathlon kicked off this past Friday, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you the world's most stunning sun-powered homes as they go head-to-head in this year's competition. One of

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University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

University of Nottingham Unveils Sleek Solar-Powered H.O.U.S.E

The University of Nottingham recently unveiled their H.O.U.S.E, a stunning sun-powered home that will be heating up the competition at the European Solar Decathlon, which kicks off this Friday in Madrid.

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Japan’s First Passive House Showcases Energy Efficient Building

Japan’s First Passive House Showcases Energy Efficient Building

This simple yet elegant home by Key Architects is not just an intriguing example of modern Japanese design -- it's also is the first certified Passive House in Japan. Simplicity has its rewards, and when

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Crazy Car-Shaped Home Features “3 Liter” Energy Efficiency

Crazy Car-Shaped Home Features “3 Liter” Energy Efficiency

Looking at this picture, “eco home” isn’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind. But it turns out this bizarre car-shaped home is surprisingly green. Dubbed the Auto Residence and

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First Certified Passive House Ever in the Western US!

First Certified Passive House Ever in the Western US!

(photo credit: Amanda Nelson Photography) The first certified Passive House in Salt Lake City also happens to be the first certified Passive House in the Western US. The Breezeway House, designed by

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Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma

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Passivhaus: The Greenest Building Standard?

Passivhaus: The Greenest Building Standard?

The Passivhaus has its roots in the USA in the seventies, when Amory Lovins proposed super-insulated houses that could be warmed by a hair dryer. They caught on in Germany, where Passivhaus became a

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Gorgeous Wood-Clad German Home with Near-Passive House Performance

Gorgeous Wood-Clad German Home with Near-Passive House Performance

This house in Leipzig, Germany designed by Atelier st combines contemporary styling with a degree of energy efficiency that comes close to Passive House standards. Yet the house features large expanses

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

PREFAB FRIDAY: ModCell’s Stunning Straw-bale Prefab Homes

Straw bale construction is both sustainable and remarkably energy efficient, and its organic nature can create some incredibly beautiful homes. But this building technique is not for everyone, nor every

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Themes, Memes and Dreams in a Decade of Architecture

Themes, Memes and Dreams in a Decade of Architecture

The blogs are full of “best of the year” lists, but architecture moves more slowly – it takes a long time for ideas to get built, technologies to evolve and for knowledge to spread.

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Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

Germany’s Solar Coated surPLUShome Wins Solar Decathlon!

The final results just rolled in from this year's Solar Decathlon, and team Germany's sleek surPLUShome finished first in an incredible upset victory! The German team took top honors in the Net Metering

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Passive Homes Heat Up Around the World

Passive Homes Heat Up Around the World

Passive design is architectural design that eliminates the need for mechanical heating and cooling of a building through the use of smart, time-tested heating and cooling strategies such as natural

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

Added to an end-of-terrace house in North London, Focus House is a delightful prefabricated eco-home for a family of five. Bere Architects, the firm behind the design, used PassivHaus principles to inform

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