If you love eco-friendly designs, then you’ll love learning all about passive houses. According to Wikipedia, a passive house is, “a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.” This means that a passive house requires very little energy to heat and cool. Since being introduced in the late 1980s, passive house designs have become very diverse, and it’s not really possible to tell whether or not a home is a passive house just by looking at it. Whoever said being eco-friendly couldn’t also be cool must’ve never seen houses like these. Take a look at 10 of the most amazing passive house designs.
When people think of an eco-friendly home, boring and ugly are probably two things that come to mind first. However, passive houses can be very stylish.
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One of the best thing about passive houses is that they can come in a wide variety of designs.
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With a modern design, this passive house also has some outdoor entertainment space that can be utilized on a nice day.
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Although this house is a little on the larger side, thanks to its passive design, it can be efficiently heated and cooled.
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It may seem like building a passive house is more expensive than other types of homes, that isn’t the case.
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Most of us are probably used to seeing houses look a certain way, but there’s nothing like a little creativity. A unique exterior makes this home easily stand out among the rest in the neighborhood.
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Large windows aren’t just good for providing good views, they can also be a great source of natural light and heat.
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Boasting a spacious two-story design, this passive house has a design that is unique without being too unusual.
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Instead of the traditional garage design, this passive house opted for a nice spacious car port large enough to protect a vehicle from inclement weather.