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The Energy Challenge – Houses With No Furnace but Plenty of Heat – Series – NYTimes.com

This is a very good article on passive housing and what really grabs you is how this house in Germany owned by Berthold Kaufmann uses about one -twentieth the heating energy of his parents home, even the US Army is considering building their barracks on this standard.

Nabih Tahan, a California architect who worked in Austria for 11 years, is completing one of the first passive houses in the United States for his family in Berkeley. He heads a group of 70 Bay Area architects and engineers working to encourage wider acceptance of the standards. “This is a recipe for energy that makes sense to people,” Mr. Tahan said. “Why not reuse this heat you get for free?”

The Energy Challenge – Houses With No Furnace but Plenty of Heat – Series – NYTimes.com

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3 Responses

  1. boomergrl49 says:

    What a great idea!

  2. Floyd says:

    This is a great article I would love to own one of these houses.

  3. Moceedereni says:

    Engaging information,, I will come back=)

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