Kaplan Thompson’s net-zero-energy farmhouse in Virginia, which meets Passivhaus standards and is on track for LEED Platinum, is also built for sheep grazing on its roof.
The Big Apple is the focus of the Urban Green Council’s plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2050, mostly through the use of better building materials and techniques.
The Energy Department is investing $9.5 million in heat pump and building material technologies to ensure that homes and offices perform more efficiently.
With amenities such as a heat pump, radiant underfloor heating and high-performance insulation, this modern bamboo-clad house is as energy efficient as it is attractive.
A new construction design strategy being tested in Toronto combines efficient insulation, a heat pump and a reduction of unused living space to dramatically slash heating bills.
One of the owners of the first Passive House certified new construction home on the West Coasts talks to EarthTechling about this ultra-efficient dwelling.
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