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Posted by passivehouse at Dec 22, 2016 12:39:40 PM
Simple passive house
90 seconds introduction to passive house
YouTube video

Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time. Passive Houses allow for space heating and cooling related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical building stock and over 75% compared to average new builds.

Passive House Institute - resource link


This is my simple (flat roof makes it "modern" cool ) passive house. BTW you can use passive house principles for any kind of structures (house, skyscraper...).

House front


House back


Ground floor


First floor


Flat roof


DOWNLOAD complete house project - 42MB

Posted by okh at Dec 23, 2016 8:16:41 AM
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Thanks for starting this topic. Clever energy usage is pretty important - not only for new constructions, but also for modifications. And there are some interesting energy saving solutions available. You can find some links along the same lines (albeit with off-grid in mind) in a previous thread too: 5826.

Good luck and please keep posting good ideas. ok

Posted by passivehouse at Dec 23, 2016 9:01:59 AM
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I fell in love with passive house concept because it just makes sense. It's nothing special just smart.

Here is one hour presentation from dr. Wolfgang Feist - the founder of Passive House concept so if you are intrigued watch this YouTube video .

Posted by bdfd at Dec 23, 2016 9:02:17 AM
Re: Simple passive house
Good approach for a so big subject. smile

You can see HERE in same style or HERE that many subjects have been seen:

Orientation (South),
Solar panels (electricity and hot water),
vertical geothermal heating,
wood stove,
Climate well,
Wind turbine, ...

To be complete, I upload again the third missing pictures.

The plan


Street view


East view


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Posted by okh at Dec 23, 2016 9:24:22 AM
Re: Simple passive house
I fell in love with passive house concept because it just makes sense. It's nothing special just smart.
Yes, passive houses - or even plus-houses - are very interesting. And I agree that the idea is smart. Talked to an engineer a while back. While he too was very positive to the very energy efficient houses, he had some issues with the standards about to be implemented many places and the level of complication it added to a house. Specifically about ventilation and heat exchange. Point being that some builders are not really sufficiently experienced to build a passive house and that some attempts had some problems with air flow. But - if you get it right - it is certainly the future. ok

Posted by bdfd at Dec 23, 2016 12:08:47 PM
Re: Simple passive house
Why not active rather than passive (perhaps the cost) ?

New idea, new technology like the smartflower !



Follow the video of presentation HERE

And how can you install it ? HERE
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Posted by passivehouse at Dec 23, 2016 12:40:36 PM
Re: Simple passive house
For someone that knows near to nothing about Passive House the name itself "passive" can be misleading. Passive refers to extremly low energy consumption (90% less then "normal" house) and in all other aspects, like using renewable energy, this kind of house is very active.

So smart flower tech is exactly what Passive House is all about.

Posted by bdfd at Dec 23, 2016 4:48:02 PM
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So smart flower tech is exactly what Passive House is all about.
And therefore active means that it produces more energy (> 100%) than it does. smile

Passive is a good start, but not enough because passive = dependencies. d oh

Active = Autonomy ! applause
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Posted by passivehouse at Dec 24, 2016 11:55:41 AM
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God bless you but you don't get it laughing

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!