Passive Acceptance

Passive Acceptance

By Jacob Gordon
Virtually unknown in the United States, Passive Houses are starting to make a big impression with their small footprints.

In the famously rainy city of Portland, Oregon, everyone knows that a leaky house is a recipe for disaster. But Portland-based designer Miloš Jovanović isn’t worried so much about water seepage as the more insidious and common leakage of air from a poorly sealed building, which hinders indoor climate control and wastes massive amounts of energy.

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