Sculptural Haus B uses passive solar principles to surpass Germanys energy standards

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Completed over the span of four years, Haus B is a passive solar home that’s a contemporary departure from the housing norm of the 1960s suburban neighborhood in which it resides. Located in Dreieich, Germany, the 320-square-meter house was designed by Düsseldorf-based design studio One Fine Day (Office for Architectural Design) in collaboration with Ulrike Thies who acted as the construction supervisor. Most impressively, the single-family residence was designed and built to surpass the requirements… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



America will soon surpass the clean energy standards Trump wants to kill

Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, first announced in 2015, caused no end of political controversy in conservative circles for its ambitious carbon-cutting goals. By February 2016, the Supreme Court had halted any enforcement of the regulations due to complaints from 29 mostly Republican-led states. Opponents argued that the rule would cause massive layoffs in the energy sector. Now, a new report has shown the US is actually poised to surpass the federal requirements – quite a different picture… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building