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Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the Average Home

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 24, 2011 @ 2:02 pm In Architecture,News | No Comments

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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 [1] and passive design techniques that ensure the home is flooded with light and well-ventilated.

The home is clad in sustainably sourced [2] 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 [3] cut the ribbon at a ceremony, marking the completion of the country’s very first Active House [4].

+ Polygon Lab [5]

Via Contemporist [6]

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[1] building-integrated solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building-integrated_photovoltaics

[2] sustainably sourced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry

[3] His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik,_Crown_Prince_of_Denmark

[4] Active House: http://activehouse.info/

[5] + Polygon Lab: http://activedom.ru/eng

[6] Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2011/10/23/active-house-by-polygon-lab/

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