Sustainable Housing Construction

Top 5 Principles of Passive House Design

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Would you like a home that feels warm and cozy all winter even without operating your heaters? How about a home that naturally stays cool in the summer? These are the biggest features of a Passive House that attracts a lot of homeowners. These happen because a passive house makes use of an airtight building…

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Earth Sheltered Homes – No Better Energy Efficiency! (VIDEO)

If you are looking for a home with energy-efficient features that will provide a comfortable, tranquil, weather-resistant dwelling, an earth-sheltered house could be right for you. There are two basic types of earth-sheltered house designs—underground and bermed. Underground Earth-Sheltered Homes When an entire earth-sheltered house is built below grade or completely underground, it’s called an…

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Earthships 101: The Fundamentals of Radically Sustainable Housing

Earthships demonstrate a way to live in harmony with the planet by encountering natural resources without defeating them.  Imagine living in a home that costs you nothing to heat or cool.  Imagine Earthships! An earthship is a passive solar home made out of natural and recylced materials.  It is off-grid, getting it’s power from the…

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