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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
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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URLs in this post:
 alternative energy sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_energy
 Polygon Lab: http://activedom.ru/eng
 VELUX group: http://www.velux.com/
 building-integrated solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building-integrated_photovoltaics
 sustainably sourced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forestry
 His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik,_Crown_Prince_of_Denmark
 Active House: http://activehouse.info/
 Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2011/10/23/active-house-by-polygon-lab/
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