Green Building Techniques
Passive House design may or may not be financially achievable in Canada…but it’s certainly worth the effort to try.
Catherine Mohr discusses how she and her husband have considered the embodied energy of each material they’ve put into their new, green home in Silicon Valley and the trade-offs they’ve made during the process.
While building houses and schools in developing countries by non-profit organizations isn’t new, what is different is that Long Way Home uses local materials. In this case “local” materials consist of dirt from the property where they are building combined with old, worn tires and plastic bottles bound for landfill or empty fields.