The 20/20 House Part 12 – Getting The Design Right

The Gruen Eco Design blog about how to convert your dream from an energy efficient home into a reality.   Over the last couple of months, we kept fine-tuning the design for our own house. Typically, all my ‘actual’ projects are a priority, so I only ever work on the...

Do all Sustainable Homes look the same?

    Do all energy efficient and sustainable homes look the same? For me, the answer to this question is so obvious, that I never even thought about the question in the first place. But after conversation I had with someone this week I realised it might not be as...

Optimal Use Of Thermal Mass

How to locate thermal mass Thermal mass needs to be situated correctly and needs to work in combination with passive solar design and good performing insulation, otherwise it can have negative effects and even increase the need for heating and cooling. Thermal mass...