Home for Life is published in the new book Net Zero Energy Buildings which focuses on international projects of carbon neutrality in buildings.
Home for life is published in the new book Net Zero Energy Buildings which discusses 23 selected project ranging across different functional typologies and sizes to illustrate implemantation at different scales and in different climates.
“Through its great openness, Home for Life establishes clear relations between inside and outside. Energy consumption is reduced by solar gains through the numerous windows, which allow the interior to interact with nature,” the editors of the book highlight.
Home for Life is designed as the world’s first Active House. With an estimated energy surplus of 9 kWh/m2/year, it takes the house 35 years to produce the same amount of energy that was used to produce its materials, and by that time, the house will have returned more to nature than it has consumed.