passive solar house plans -Passive House Video Tour

January 2, 2014 – 6:23 am

** This house is the result of design and engineering to create a home that has the highest energy performance at an affordable cost. We wor …

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  1. 25 Responses to “passive solar house plans -Passive House Video Tour”

  2. Are you able to contact me with your contact information? I love the design
    and I would like to know the cost of construction.

    By GreenSolarGarden on Jan 2, 2014

  3. Dude.. 8:28 Where2buy? —> (slash) 1bXqkmj Laundry spinner dryer
    clothes fast rpm 3200 spin Keep It Simple S(ir).

    By Snail Pace on Jan 2, 2014

  4. where the hell do you buy that little spinner dryer??

    By Snail Pace on Jan 2, 2014

  5. A useful introduction to what one can do using passive house design. Many
    of the important concepts are revealed here.
    This one looks at some of the construction details.
    PHPP is one of the software models I use to try to figure out ROI on
    various competing expenditures. I think this house uses way more wood than
    it needs and I am a bit concerned by his statement at 4:12 in the second
    video that the numbers they are seeing in blower door and IR camera are
    below what they were expecting to see.
    This one shows it going together …

    By joe breskin on Jan 2, 2014

  6. One hair drier to heat the house is not a good example average hair dryer
    is 1600W on high. According to passive house standards the heating dose not
    need to exceed 15 kWh/m² per year guess the house is about 120m² so total
    energy / year for the house need to be 1800kWh But maybe there is a mild
    climate there and is fine. Glad to see someone is building this houses it
    looks quite similar in design with the one I build some time ago.

    By electrodacus on Jan 2, 2014

  7. this house is very efficient but i would guess 2 to 3 times the cost of a
    comparable home without the efficiency factor.

    By Adam AKI on Jan 2, 2014

  8. Great house! I would love to know more about those sliding interior doors
    and the hardware they use?

    By rmontyw on Jan 2, 2014

  9. Very nice design! It reminds me on new houses here in Slovenia, where a lot
    of pepole now are building passive houses.

    By casperneli on Jan 2, 2014

  10. yeah i suppose solar panels and things like geothermal energy systems are a
    big investment. thats kinda the point. that things like solar panels, GT
    pumps, elecric cars and houses such as these are made unavailable to the
    general public. they are just some metal and plastic for gods sake why do
    they have to be so expensive. oh wait i know: greed.

    By darkangelzephyron on Jan 2, 2014

  11. Great efficiency ideas, but something feels sterile and soulless about that
    house. From a design/architecture perspective, it’s not a space I’d want to
    live in.

    By Heraclitean on Jan 2, 2014

  12. GREAT CONCEPT…perhaps we’re a few steps of building ZERO EMISSIONS

    By Luis Filipe de Matos isidoro on Jan 2, 2014

  13. Also electric cars still cost more overall but they are getting closer
    (range and charging times is still a problem too). The only thing that
    matters to people is cost. That’s all there is to it.

    By Adam AKI on Jan 2, 2014

  14. WHat about heat loss at night through those windows? Wonder why you didn’t
    make the sunshades have insulation to resolve that ? Also, if the heat load
    is so small, why bother recirculating the heat from the stove top and deal
    with the charcoal filters etc? Why not vent outside ?

    By Claude William Genest on Jan 2, 2014

  15. Yes, The house was certified in 2010- the 12th passive house in the US and
    the 1st in Maine.

    By GO Logic on Jan 2, 2014

  16. For simple solutions on Energy management pls visit my blog pls do not forget to add three “W in
    the address bar.We also undertake mainteinance of HVAC/Air conditioning

    By Yogesh Kulkarni on Jan 2, 2014

  17. Great design! Is this house off the grid if it’s net zero?

    By NebulonFive on Jan 2, 2014

  18. The 14% figure is the figure used in Germany, when comparing a newly built
    “passivhaus” to a regular similarly sized house, due to the passive ones
    usually being modual or prebuilt. “Green” upgrades to an older house are
    significantly more expensive than creating everything from scratch. Normal
    passive houses are grid connected, but ususally do have solar panels which
    are tax deductable in Germany. Most of the savings come from heating bills.

    By Lemonz1989 on Jan 2, 2014

  19. btw im not trying to start a fight but im just saying that things like
    panels, GT pumps and other alternative energy sources are the best thing
    you could have in a house if you are looking for a cheap, clean,
    sustainable energy. just read around the net you will find plenty of
    material. every person i know that has invested in these technologies in
    their home doesnt have a SINGLE regret. just the opposite. the type of
    house described in the video is just the next step in efficiency. its

    By darkangelzephyron on Jan 2, 2014

  20. @garymclain 1300 Square feet according to a Yahoo article.

    By dashrirprock on Jan 2, 2014

  21. 5:32 how is that even possible???? why isnt this the standard in house
    building for gods sake??

    By darkangelzephyron on Jan 2, 2014

  22. the windows have air barriers that prevent heat loss to an extent (I think
    it turns out more heat is gained through the windows during the day then
    total heat lost)… they are just taking waste heat from things like dryers
    stoves, washing machine, capturing it, and recirculating through the house
    which acts like a heater. its not necessary but why bother with doing any
    of this then? the main goal is to circumvent energy loss in all possible

    By Adam AKI on Jan 2, 2014

  23. Did this house end up getting the official certification as a passive house
    by PHI.

    By Hans-Jörn Eich on Jan 2, 2014

  24. Great House. What is the company name, model # of the refrigerator? Thanks

    By frankie2234 on Jan 2, 2014

  25. This is great! how many total square feet is the house?

    By Gary McLain on Jan 2, 2014

  26. Really nice. I really like the cheapness of it.

    By Stabu on Jan 2, 2014

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