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From Start to Finish: Active House USA - Green Building, Energy Efficiency - EcoHome Magazine

The Active House project near St. Louis (shown here in a rendering) will be the first of its kind in the U.S. and Canada. Focused on a healthy indoor climate with superior energy efficiency and a minimum impact on environmental resources, the first Active House in North America is now under construction near St. Louis. The 2,500-square-foot home in Webster Groves, Mo., 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-content materials. Designed to specifications finalized last year by the Active House Alliance, the home will serve as a prototype to help fur...

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