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Europe’s Active House to Make Its U.S. Debut

The home, designed by St. Louis-based Jeff Day & Associates, is projected to cost about $450,000. Credit: Courtesy Jeff Day & Associates Focused on a healthy and comfortable indoor climate with superior energy efficiency and a minimum impact on environmental resources, the first Active House in North America will soon be constructed near St. Louis.Hibbs Homes is working with the Brussels, Belgium-based Active House Alliance to design and construct the 2,500-square-foot home in Webster Groves, Mo., which will also meet or exceed four North American sustainable building certifications: the National Green Building Standard, Energy Star, EPA Indoor airPLUS, and Building America Builders Challenge. The Active House concept emphasizes three key sustainability factors: balanced and efficient energy consumption; healthy indoor air; and the use of durable, local, and recycled-conte...

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