Gallery: Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the...

Polygon Lab wanted to demonstrate that it is possible to have a green building, even in wintry Russia.

The designers managed to slash the building’s carbon footprint so that it emits only 110 kWh/ m2 a year by using building-integrated solar panels and passive design techniques that ensure the home is flooded with light and well-ventilated.

The home is clad in sustainably sourced timber, giving it a natural, fresh look. The completion of the project was such a big deal for Russia that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark cut the ribbon at a ceremony, marking the completion of the country’s very first Active House.

+ Polygon Lab

Via Contemporist


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