My next door neighbor here in Avon takes a lot of pride in the performace of his passive solar house that was built 32 years ago in 1985. We have learned a whole lot more about building “High Performance Homes” since then.
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Passive House Ices the Competition
Building science experts from 50 countries gathered at the Passive House Conference held in Vienna, Austria, in April. During the event organizers built two different mini houses for an ice block competition to show the effectiveness of the rigorous green building program. One house was built to Passive House specifications, with thick insulation and triple-glazed windows.