Free Energy: Passive Building Strategies Every Builder Can Use

"You don’t need the home to look like one of those passive solar homes from the ’70s or ’80s with the whole wall of glass on the south side," says Michael Hindle, a Passive House consultant. These handsome homes, all Passive House certified, prove that a house can be both smart and beautiful. This Project: Breezeway House, Salt Lake City

Gable Home, Champaign, Ill.

GO Home, Belfast, Maine

Hudson Valley Passive Project, Hudson, N.Y.

Kenmore Road, Chapel Hill, N.C.

New American Foursquare, Alexandria, Va.

O'Neill Residence, Sonoma, Calif.

Prescott Passive House, Kansas City, Kan.

Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte, Vt.

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