Highly Efficient ‘Passive Homes’ Gain Ground In US

By Joann Loviglio

This June 6, 2013 photo shows passive homes in Philadelphia. These homes are built around the idea that houses can be airtight, super-insulated and energy efficient. The goal: a house that creates nearly as much energy as it consumes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (AP) – After decades of near silence, a passive voice is making itself heard in American architecture.

So-called passive houses, which have been around in Europe but never really caught on in the United States, are basically built around the idea of making houses airtight, super-insulated and energy efficient.

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