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“Passive House Revolution” Shows The Rise Of Extremely Efficient Houses

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Imagine a building that uses 80 to 90% less energy for heating and cooling, simply because of its design features, and along with offering considerable cost savings, can greatly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with homes or commercial buildings.

Sound too good to be true?

It isn’t, because those kinds of buildings, built to a different building standard, that of the passive house, are already being adopted in Europe (and have been spreading there for the last 20 years), and are beginning to make inroads in the US.

The passive house concept isn’t very familiar to most people, but a new documentary which chronicles the rise of these extremely energy-efficient homes could help to boost the adoption of passive house construction (and the retrofitting of existing buildings to those standards).

“In “Passive House Revolution” you will see builders in action as they construct some of the first passive house buildings in the United States. You will also meet Wolfgang Feist, the creator of the passive house standard, and Katrin Klingenberg, who brought the passive house to the United States from Germany. In addition, the film takes you through existing homes that are being retrofitted to this standard.

And, it features architects and builders discussing their reasons for constructing passive house buildings. Finally, satisfied owners describe life in homes that don’t require a conventional heating and cooling system and which have very low energy bills.”


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Derek lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, fungi, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves fresh roasted chiles, peanut butter on everything, and buckets of coffee. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!

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