Category Archives: Living Green

Living green is a collection of thoughts and ideas about how to not just minimize our negative impact on the planet, but hopefully how to make a larger positive impact. We are beyond the point of doing no harm. We need to fix the damage we have done, and help heal the planet.

Passivhaus

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A section view of the passive house concept.

On the home page of this website, I mentioned that we will be designing and building a new Passivhaus home. The obvious question, “what is that?” For a quick summary, a passive house is a house with an air tight building envelope and lots of insulation.  The outdoor temperatures stay outdoors, the indoor temperatures are stable with minimal augmentation –… Read more »