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Net-Zero Living in Equinox House

When their children went off to college, Professor Ty Newell and his wife Deb were faced with the so-called empty nesters problem of finding themselves living alone in a house too big for them. Instead of just buying a smaller home, the couple decided to build Equinox House, a net-zero home located in Illinois. The house was designed and constructed by Ty and his son Ben in 2010.

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By |December 15th, 2013|Energy Efficiency|0 Comments

Equinox Passive House in Bulgaria Perfectly Aligns With the Sun

This beautiful 5,543-square-foot home on the coast of Kavarna, Bulgaria has been designed to perfectly match the angle of the summer equinox sun.

Created by Ignatov Architects, the compact, energy-efficient design makes the home 90% more energy efficient than a similar home without upgrades, which also gives it Passive House status.

The home is built right into […]

By |March 2nd, 2013|Modern design|0 Comments