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Sustainable Homes - House tour August

The August event for the Transition Town Guildford Sustainable Homes action group will be another house tour and it’s an owner designed solar passive house. … 211 more words


Around the World in Eight Designs: Part 8

Last week I wrote about a centuries-old style of home that ticks most of the boxes for good house design. The New England Saltbox can be said to be an early example of passive solar design, which takes advantage free heating by sunlight during winter months. 396 more words

Eco Thrifty Renovation

Plans and Exterior Elevations

After a couple of weeks of intensive work between the architect, Mikaela, our passive house ‘consultant’ and middle-man to the suppliers, Malcolm, and ourselves, we have the final plans. 648 more words

Passive House

Around the World in Eight Designs: Part 7

Over the last month and a half I have introduced some of the basic principles in good home design. I started with examples of passive solar heating and cooling in Colorado and New Mexico, USA. 399 more words

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Fabulous Modern Style Home just outside NW Philadelphia County Limits

A spectacular tranquil 1+ acre retreat surrounds this Custom-Designed Passive Solar style Contemporary home seamlessly blending indoor spaces with the surrounding lush landscape through expansive wood framed windows and sky lit ceilings. 326 more words

Contemporary Homes

Around the World in Eight Designs: Part 2

Editor’s note: This is the second of an eight part series.

Last week I introduced the concept of passive design using the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde (Colorado, USA) to illustrate the point. 418 more words

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