Gallery: Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Architect Josep Bunyesc built Spain's first certified passive house (PHPP) two years ago. The home is located in Llerida, and its orientation, insulation, solar panels, materials and overall design slash energy usage by 90%. The architect designed the wooden prefab shelter to serve as a beacon of sustainability and his own family home.

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  1. Ciaran May 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Very beautiful home, we should all be building like that. One question, what rooms are in the south side of the building?, I heard that ‘non day-time living spaces’ should be placed in the south of the building so as to advoid the spikes in solar heat gain due to the intensity of the sun in Spain.

  2. jetprefab April 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    What a great home. Every home should be built like this!! Free Cooling is a unique way of cooling the home, but what about heating?


  3. h1 April 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Brilliant home! Liking the bare osb walls.

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