Solace House  featured in book 'Design by Nature'

Solace House featured in book 'Design by Nature'

A Guest Designer Study of Robert L. Peters and Solace House is featured in Chapter 3 "Nature's Ethics: Everyone's Business" of Section One "Memory: Remembering What We Know" of Maggie McNabb's award-winning book DESIGN BY NATURE : Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design.

For more information, visit www.designbynaturebook.com (or purchase the book online here).

Solace House... now listed by TEAM PETERS

"I've always been better at designing and making things than at selling things. I'm chuffed that my nephew and niece, Jonathan and Yolanda Peters, have taken on the task of finding a new owner for Solace House... and I have a good feeling about this". — Robert L. Peters

 http://www.teampetersrealestate.com/solace-house

http://www.teampetersrealestate.com/solace-house

TEDx-talk about Solace House draws 4000 views on YouTube...

TEDx-talk about Solace House draws 4000 views on YouTube...

The TEDxManitoba talk given by Robert L. Peters in February 2012 continues to draw positive attention. As of today, it has been viewed a total of 4000 times. 

"In his talk, Robert tells the story of Solace House, the low-energy passive solar home he designed and built (and has lived in without a furnace for 30 years) on a wooded acreage in eastern Manitoba. In the process, he’ll share proven insights on energy conservation and how solar power can effectively replace the need for fossil fuels." — TEDxManitoba

Passive Houses, Passivhaus, Zero-Energy Housing...

Passive Houses,  Zero-Energy Housing — big in the news...

Hardly a day goes by without news stories about "Passive Houses," Passivhaus" or "Zero-Energy Housing," from every corner of the globe. What used to be a rare topic of interest (to a somewhat nerdy minority of architects and tree-huggers) has seemingly become quite mainstream of late — an encouraging sign for the wellbeing of our threatened planet.

An excellent little primer on what constitutes a "Passive House" can be viewed here on Vimeo. (Interesting to note, however, that Solace House was designed and built to these very same standards a full ten years prior to the 1991 claim attributed to the Austrian physicist Dr. Feist). 

(-:  Enjoy...