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How Does a Passive House Work?

How Does a Passive House Work? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.

The basic building block of a certified Passive House is a virtually airtight, superinsulated envelope that prevents the infiltration of outside air and the loss of conditioned air. Because joints and cracks aren’t a sufficient source of fresh air, Passive Houses are equipped with a ventilator that takes heat from the stale exhaust air and transfers it to the air that is being drawn in from the outside. (In summer, the process reverses, with the cool inside air pretreating the hot intake air before being vented outside.) Passive Houses also are positioned to capture the sun’s natural heating capabilities in the winter while minimizing solar gain in the summer.

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Home Improvements that Pay You Back

Home Improvements that Pay You Back | green infographics | Scoop.it

With energy costs rising an average of 6% every year, what's a homeowner to do?  Green-ovate!

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The Tiny House Movement [Infographic]

The Tiny House Movement [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Homes in America are getting bigger, with higher ceilings and fewer occupants. Those who are spending a larger portion of their income on the infrastructure are also spending significantly more to heat, cool, and light up their homes.  This greater expenditure also means a higher carbon footprint and a greater impact on the environment.

There’s a tiny house movement worldwide that aims to reduce carbon footprints and greenhouse emissions.  Some of the homes are as small as 70 square feet.  Most are under a thousand square feet, but are designed so well that they feel cavernous to those accustomed to larger dwellings.  Learn more about space-saving and compact living from this infographic.


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Kari Yates's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:01 PM

Really cool piece on living a minimalist lifestyle.

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Ecological architecture at Økern, Oslo, Norway

Ecological architecture at Økern, Oslo, Norway | green infographics | Scoop.it

A-lab is working on a design proposal for an eco-cube for the UNION group. The cube will be a pilot project for A-lab’s eco-BIM technology.
The Økern area faces significant changes in the near future and is being developed as a new destination in Oslo. The new Økern center brings shopping, culture and housing to the area. Lørenveien 68 will function as a broker between the new Økern center and Løren’s established residential area.

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