Amazing Passive Home In Freezing Wisconsin Uses Less Energy Than A Hair Dryer!


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Last year Wisconsin experienced one of its roughest winters in years, but Sonya Newenhouse and her family scarcely felt the affects in their German-certified passive house. While snow covered the ground and fierce winds whipped around the trees, this 970-square-foot home stayed warm using less energy than it requires to run a hair dryer! Despite exterior temperatures that hovered at 30 degrees below zero, interior temperatures averaged between 68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit - an extraordinary feat made possible by air-tight insulation, triple-paned windows and doors, and strategic passive design. Approximately 80 to 90 percent more efficient than the standard home, NewenHouses are exceptionally well-designed, and by the end of next year, they will most likely be available in three different sizes - all below 1,000 square feet.  Enjoy browsing through the amazing facets of this home below:

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Large windows bring copious amounts of natural light indoors

A view into the kitchen and living area from the stairs

The master bedroom is rather small, but comes with a large walk-in closet

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