Gallery: The First Active House in North America is Now Complete Near S...

The first certified Active House in North America is now complete in Webster Groves, MO near St. Louis. Designed by Jeff Day Architect and built by Hibbs Homes & Verdatek Solutions, the Smith House is a traditionally-styled home that fits within the context of the historic neighborhood, all while achieving a high level of energy efficiency, healthy indoor quality and minimal impact on the environment. The Active House guidelines can be used for both new construction and renovations and place a strong importance on how the home performs after completion. While many Active Houses exist around the world, this is the first in the US to achieve the certification.

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  1. Luke Mahony May 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Where’s the thermal mass? Historically, a well designed house with appropriate thermal mass has always outperformed light weight houses with no thermal mass. Why has thermal mass disappeared?

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