Discover the first house that produces more energy than it consumes

Discover the first house that produces more energy than it consumes

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The Carbon Positive House is, as its name suggests, a house with a positive carbon footprint. The Australian architectural firm ArchiBlox has in fact created a prototype prefabricated house which, at the end of its existence, will have produced more energy than it will have consumed, even counting the energy necessary for its manufacture. Discover in pictures this totally innovative ecological home.

Bioclimatic construction

Tom Ross Photography The Carbon Positive House benefits from new technologies that limit the carbon footprint of its inhabitants. Thus, its veranda helps to keep the heat in winter and keep the house cool in summer. Pipes located below the house also bring freshness coming directly from the basement. This house also benefits from a green roof which improves thermal comfort, a solar water heater and photovoltaic panels to supply the necessary electricity. Finally, it has vertical vegetable gardens, one on the veranda and the other on the west facade.

A veranda as a "buffer zone"

Tom Ross Photography Facing north, the veranda of this house acts as a "buffer zone". Indeed, it makes it possible to recover the heat in winter, which penetrates into the different rooms according to the arrangement of the vertical vegetable garden mounted on rails. The latter, in addition to bringing fruits, vegetables and aromatic plants to the inhabitants, makes it possible to clean the air of the house. Finally, in summer, the exhibition on the veranda keeps the house cool.

A thoughtful design

Tom Ross Photography The design of this habitat was conceived both to adapt to the energy needs of the house and to the comfort of its inhabitants. The materials that make it up are both healthy and durable. Healthy, economical and ecological housing therefore, but also aesthetic. Because its interior has also been imagined so that it is bright, modern and cozy.

A functional space

Tom Ross Photography The house is rather compact, in order to minimize its energy needs. But it is perfectly arranged and thus appears very spacious. The kitchen which occupies the entire length of the living room has plenty of built-in storage. Designed in the same material as the partitions, they are almost forgotten, thus giving a refined atmosphere.

Wood, ubiquitous material

Tom Ross Photography The interior of the house is almost entirely covered with wood. This one has been selected so that it comes from sustainable and Australian plantations in order to limit transport costs (as a reminder, this house was designed in Australia). This wood is also guaranteed free of volatile organic compounds, which are harmful to health.

A refined decoration

Tom Ross Photography The furniture that makes up the interior of this positive house is simple, functional, but elegant. The materials are of quality and it shows. Light wood brings a lot of light into this house where well-being seems to be the watchword. And, who knows, will this way of life soon be within everyone's reach?