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...