Passive House is for wimps : TreeHugger

‘PassiveHouse is for wimps; the Powerhouse standard is crazy tough. And these Norwegians do it in the dark.’

Powerhouse energy standard = Passive House + Net-Zero Energy, including all embodied energy over the life time of the building!

This hotel, located north of the arctic circle, will meet Powerhouse standard. If They can do it up there, it should be easy to build according to the Powerhouse standard here on Vancouver Island 🙂

Source: Svart, a gorgeous hotel by Snøhetta, will meet the world’s toughest energy standard : TreeHugger

Definition of Powerhouse.

About Hajo Meijer

Hajo Meijer is the sole proprietor of Ecocentric Design, committed to deeply sustainable architecture. Hajo is a graduate from the faculty of Architecture at the TU Delft in the Netherlands and a certified Passive House Designer. Hajo lives with his family on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
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