An Introduction to Passive House Design

aware_ explores Passive House, the building standard for energy efficiency, and sits down with IdS/R architecture and OPAL, two US-based architects working with Passive House design. In October 1973, Saudi Arabia announced an oil embargo, targeting countries which had supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War – Canada, the UK and the USA were amongst the […]

Geothermal Energy – A Natural Underfloor Heating System


Geothermal energy refers to the thermal energy stored in the accessible part of the earth’s crust and its utilization for heating purposes or electricity generation. When it comes to renewable energy, we often talk about wind or solar power. An energy resource that is often forgotten or even criticized is geothermal energy. Yet, power and […]