This section starts with a cute and informative 90 second introduction to Passivhaus principles and follows with several short video testimonials from people all over the world who live in Passivhaus buildings.
Click here  for a formal definition:  Passipedia - Passivhaus Institut Definition

What is a Passive house? What’s it Like to Live in a PAssivhaus?

I'm a Passive House enthusiast. I'm involved in this great movement to create highly energy efficient buildings that use 80 to 90% less energy. But how? People ask me all the time, so this is the low down in 90 seconds.
The group Habitat for Humanity is building six homes in Washington, D.C., that are not only affordable but also energy efficient. Known as passive houses, these homes meet rigorous standards through low-energy construction practices and energy-efficient appliances.

Many agrees that The Passivhaus is the 'eco-home' of the future; built with high levels of insulation, triple glazing and using heat from objects and people inside the house. On average, a three-bedroomed Passivhaus home generates just £120-energy bills per annum.

As winter trudges on, many of us are feeling the sting of high heating bills. but some people in Brooklyn are building and renovating in a way that reduces the energy needed for heating and cooling by up to 90%.

An excerpt from the documentary Passive Passion, which examines Passive House, the stringent German energy-efficiency standard (slowly) gaining popularity in the United States. Here, Wolfgang Feist, co-creator of the original Passive House, discusses the high level of comfort the buildings afford. http://charliehoxie.com/?page_id=2
An excerpt from the documentary Passive Passion, which examines Passive House, the stringent German energy-efficiency standard (slowly) gaining popularity in the United States. This clip illustrates the basic principles of Passive House. More info: http://charliehoxie.com/?page_id=2

http://www.houseplanninghelp.com/podcast Mark Tiramani explains what it has been like to live in a Passivhaus for the last 5 years. Check out his blog at http://passivebuild.co.uk/

Passive house technology is part of the future of architecture, and it's here now. This compact new passivhaus home is working to save money and create a premium quality interior environment for a soon-to-be-retired couple in tiny Elk, Washington.

"Pumpkin Ridge" Passive House. North Plains, OR

On the Front Lines - Two Years Living in a Passive House This is the episode where we speak to home owner Susan Bernhardt. She is the wife of Rob Bernhardt who we had on the last episode of the show. Susan gives a great view into living in a passive house.

Modern myths about passive houses are crushed as Lisen, Elvis, Ronja and Frida asks questions to energy experts and passive house residents. Sweeden. 

Interviews with residents of early Passivhaus developments in Frankfurt and Berlin

The First Passive House in New Zealand wins the architectural merits award at the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2015.

Japan is considered one of the world's most energy-efficient countries,and its industry - carmakers first and foremost - sets standards. Only in home construction is Japan an energy guzzler.Now the first ultra-low-energy house has been built in the country,and it shows cost-efficient and environmentally concious planning and building can save surprising amounts of energy.

Randy Proven and his crew at Sun Certified Builders Co-op are devoted to constructing low-energy homes. The organization follows a model called Passive House, a method of building energy efficient buildings, something that isn't often used in Manitoba