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Passive Houses Use 90% Less Energy – Really? — 3 Comments

  1. Pingback:Passive Houses Use 90% Less Energy – Really? (via Earthbag Building Blog) « Seeds-2-Sow LIVE Online

  2. Passive solar means you face your windows to the sun, have enough thermal mass inside to catch the heat, and enough insulation to retain it. This requires thought when choosing a building site, when locating a building, and when choosing a house plan. It’s not an expensive add-on. All new buildings should be doing this!

    • It’s mostly common sense stuff everyone should utilize. However, for the most part they’re using massive amounts of industrialized building materials to achieve energy gains. The same benefits can be achieved using earthbag, strawbale, etc.

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