2011, 21 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Architecture/Design, Documentary
DOUBLE FEATURE INCLUDES both Biophilic Design and Passive Passion!
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE US PASSIVE HOUSE CONFERENCE
Passive Passion is a 21-minute documentary on the Passive House design method – an approach that combines heavy insulation, airtightness, and heat-recovery ventilation to achieve reductions of up to 90% in the energy required for heating and cooling. Considering the fact that buildings contribute as much as 40% of our country’s carbon emissions, and half of that is for heating and cooling, savings of this magnitude could have considerable implications for our warming planet. This introduction to a unique and promising style of building examines the extent to which European builders have taken the concept, and the vast ground American Passive House enthusiasts have to make up. It remains something of a fringe movement in the United States, but can the Passive House method change the way we build?
Passive Passion trailer from Charlie Hoxie on Vimeo.
DIRECTOR: Charlie Hoxie