Green Building Episode 1: How a Passive House Can Fight Global Warming

This short film introduces Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series demonstrating how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters in Columbia is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. Solar panels and super insulation make our eco house net-positive, which means that it produces more electricity than it consumes. LED lights, ERV (energy recovery ventilation), a tankless water heater and Energy Star appliances further improve our energy efficiency.

In this episode, Nick Peckham, FAIA explains the global need for energy efficient buildings to fight climate change. He also shares the advice from world-renowned inventor Buckminster Fuller that inspired his career in sustainable architecture.

Our eco house has also been featured in the Columbia Business Times and Columbia Missourian.

To get ideas or start your own green building project, contact us today.

 

More from our eco house: 

Green Building Episode 2: Reducing Greenhouse Gases with a Fly Ash Concrete Slab