Completed in 2018 by Russian architceture firm Snegiri Architects, the cottage was created as a “passive house”, with the ability to save 90 percent more energy than a regular home thanks to a little technical know-how.
Keep the building warm in the winter and cool in the summer with little to no utility bills / fossil fuels. This increases both psychological and physiological comfort. Both the International Building Code and the International Residential Code have requirements for maintaining a minimum temperature in buildings. They do not have requirements for a maximum temperature
Living in a Healthy Home that uses next to Zero Energy is what everybody wants, and building a home to Passive House standards is one way to achieve this - Check out below "How to Build A Passive House on a Budget" in USA & Canada with EcoHome. Many high-performance construction techniques are explained in the Green Building Guides section, and for an overview to Passive House Certification in North America see here.
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