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Outstanding Passive House Projects

Passive House (or Passivhaus in German) is a rigorous standard for more energy efficient building. Providing a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for either heating or cooling, these selected Passive House projects are built with rigorous attention to design, detail and construction principles as set out by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. Passive House standards originally stem from a conversation in 1988 between Professors Bo Adamson of Lund University, Sweden and Wolfgang Feist of the Institut für Wohnen und Umwelt (Institute for Housing and the Environment), Germany. With the help of German state funding and through a number of research projects, the standards were developed with the first Passive House home completed in Darmstadt, Germany in 1991. The Passive House Institute was subsequently founded in Darmstadt in 1996. This collection includes examples of projects from Germany such as a Villa in the Ruhr District and a high-tech wooden house in the hinterland of Dachau, as well as challenging Passive House projects from around the world. International examples include a 'pop-up' house from France that meets exacting energy standards while providing a low-cost housing solution, a cleverly designed home in Japan with a built-in sundial and an innovative extension to an existing house in Belgium. From Archello: Read More