"If you’re a green roof professional, this is a must have book. If you’re a homeowner who is thinking about installing a green roof, you need this book too. It will save you lots of time, energy and frustration." From Debbie Roberts of Garden of Possibilities.
A Passive House project maximizes the energy efficiency of the basic building components inherent in all buildings; roof, walls, windows, floors and the utility systems: electrical, plumbing & mechanical. By minimizing a building's energy losses, the mechanical system is not called to replenish the losses nearly as frequently, saving resources, operational costs and global warming related pollution.
Graphic explaining important aspects of a passive house. This style of construction was first established in Germany and uses rigorous standards for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. This ultra-low energy building style requires little energy for space heating or cooling. Passivhaus is a huge step in the right direction for sustainable community development. Graphic provided by The New York Times.
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