Build your energy neutral house and stop global warming
Everybody who is involved at a better world, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change etcetera, thinks about his own possible contribution. For example by building a house which is climate neutral.
Maybe you haven’t notice yet but look at passive houses. Passive House (or Passivhaus) (PH) was first established in Germany and is quickly becoming a standard in many parts of the world.
Whereas other important standards, focus on many environmentally friendly aspects of the home, such as site location, sustainability, materials, water efficiency and so on, Passive House only focuses on energy and ventilation. For some homebuilders, this puts a more focused concentration on the energy aspect of home design.
This house in Ebeltoft, Denmark is the first to be certified Passivhaus in the country. It is cleverly designed with various systems to minimize the energy requirement.
Hot water is generated with geothermal heating, which also provides heating for the radiant floor system. Architect Olav Langenkamp designed the house and lives there with his family.
There are currently over thirty thousand houses built to this standard – this is likely to increase as energy costs continue to rise and people become more concerned about the reality of global warming. Many homeowners will choose to build their houses to Passive House standards because they are attractive, can be built in a wide range of climates and are affordable. The houses we have found are cutting edge examples of home design. Passive House methods are being adopted by the best in the business, and with its versatility will likely rise in popularity and be adopted as a standard by others.
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