Russians adopt energy efficient ‘active house’

A pilot project that pioneers energy efficient homes around the world has touched down in Russia. The new Active House, designed by the Russian architecture firm Polygon Lab, is one […]

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By Vicky Ellis

A pilot project that pioneers energy efficient homes around the world has touched down in Russia. The new Active House, designed by the Russian architecture firm Polygon Lab, is one of several across the world that aims to balance energy efficiency, the environment and the indoor climate.

The house uses around 7-8 times less energy than an average house in Russia according to its makers, the decorating and housing suppliers VELUX Group and the Moscow property developers the Zagorodny Proekt Company.

Mick Schou Rasmussen, General Manager of VELUX Russia said: “Innovation, energy efficiency and environment are hot topics for Russia. We hope the Active House Project will contribute to the development of domestic construction and energy industries.”