Gallery: China’s Bruck House Apartment Complex Cuts Energy Use by 95%

German architecture firm Peter Ruge Architekten’s latest project demonstrates that apartment buildings can be both stylish and comfortable without sacrificing on energy efficiency. The firm's Bruck House in southern China meets Passive House standards, which are among the most rigorous green building standards in the world. The apartment building achieves 95-percent energy savings over other comparable buildings of its size, and it aims to put to rest any lingering concerns that green buildings can't adapt to southern China's warm, damp climate.

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