Gallery: The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The key to any net-zero or energy efficient house is a tight and high performance envelope, and this is exactly the strategy used to design The Houl -- a net-zero carbon home located in Scotland. Designed by Simon Winstanley Architects, this contemporary, single-story long-house has been carefully set back into the landscape and constructed sustainably to create a living space with a very low level of energy consumption. Passively designed to make the most out of the day's sun, the three-bedroom home also has super-high insulation levels that meet Passiv Haus standards.

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  1. Derian December 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Of all the MAC Greens, Sumptuous Olive and Jealousy Wakes are the only 2 I own. MAC needs to work on some of their permanent line to fill in gaps, like you just did, Christine, to great effcet

  2. jetgraphics November 16, 2011 at 12:19 am

    It may be “zero carbon” but it is far from autonomous and will be an energy hog, with all that glazing.

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