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SUPERhouse! tells the story of the direct relationship between form and energy. Why do our houses and buildings look the way they do? While we have all come to understand that form follows function, to explore this question fully, we need to look at our homes and buildings in the context of energy cost and supply. As we discuss building codes, industry practices, the economics of building approach, and the ever increasing cost of living in a world with a quickly changing climate, we see a need for fast action; As buildings use 49% of all primary energy we create, the Passive House building approach can have an immediate effect on Carbon Emissions, Imported Oil and Energy, and even people's individual pocket books. That keeps more money in the country, which will in turn, boost job creation. Learn what the Passive building approach is about, understand how we got to where we are today, and realize how balancing the energy equation is an important step towards more security on our planet, in our nation, and our communities. While the tag line of "no furnace required" is a bit misleading, it's true... while heating and cooling systems are required to keep any home comfortable, these systems are quite simple, are 90% more energy efficient, and take up less space than a traditional heating and cooling systems do! 

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Objective

To educate a critical mass of people, to bring about awareness on how to reduce our carbon footprint and help save the planet, one educated decision at a time. This is the first of a documentary trilogy, Buildings; It’s focus is  both private and public sector buildings and their potential to reduce energy loads for an uncertain energy future. The next two films will focus on transportation and industry, as they (along with buildings,  are the other major contributors to carbon footprint. We are seeking investors for these yet unmade films.

 

Goals

Our goal was to capture and share the early adoption of the Passive House Energy Standard in the United States and highlight this new approach to designing and constructing our buildings.  We have already interviewed many leading Energy Consultants, Architects, Building Scientists, Journalists and Authors about the need for better buildings and the role Passive House can play in reducing our environmental footprint.  These interviews help define not only the crisis we currently face regarding global warming but that solutions exist today that will help ensure a better future for all.  

 

WHERE TO BUY

DVD's are available - just shoot me an email!

or RENT or BUY at vimeo.com/ondemand/SUPERHouse