Gallery: PHOTOS: Balance Project is a Modern Passivhaus For Santa Fe, N...

It was a sunny and balmy 80 degrees when we went to visit New Mexico’s most energy-efficient house, which was designed and built by Jonah Stanford, principle of Mojarrab Stanford Architects and former president of Passive House Institute US. Built as a live/work space near a reclaimed rail yard, the project is a highlight of the budding contemporary culture scene developing near the historic old town. The recently completed Passivhaus is squarely based in modern design but it fits in neatly with the age-old pueblo style adobe buildings surrounding it. The real story though is how little energy the home consumes while still providing all the necessities for two working parents and their children. Read on to check out our exclusive look at this state-of-the-art home in the middle of the oldest capital in the US.

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  1. Eric October 15, 2011 at 3:47 am

    When it comes to energy efficiency and passive heating, the advantage of being located in the sunniest state in the US is undeniable. I love the style of the home, but I’m surprised it looks so modern. I thought homes in Santa Fe all adhered to a more traditional look.

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