Gallery: Larch House: The UK’s First Zero-Carbon Passive Home

 

Bere architects recently unveiled the ‘Larch House’, the first zero-carbon passive house in the UK. The ultra energy-efficient home features not only “active” energy-producing technologies like solar panels, but also ‘passive’ building techniques such as high levels of insulation, airtight construction, good interior air quality, and efficient heat recovery systems. Showcased at the National Eisteddfod exhibition in Wales for United Welsh and its partners, the one-off house is a remarkable showcase of state-of-the-art green building strategies.

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  1. Fun Eco House in Melbou... October 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    […] to provide water for toilet flushing and grey water is used to water the lawn. Meanwhile a 2.0 kW solar system is mounted on the roof to provide the home with some of its own […]

  2. ecover blog October 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Fantastic! So glad to see this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Modular_Thailand October 5, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Thanks Timon, great housing showcase. What beautiful it is! I like its roof decorated with Solar panel. And, I thinks its was being priced out also high as its effective green-technology. Right?

    Do you know how much does it priced?

    –Lifesbox–

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