10 incredible homes designed to slash energy bills

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Tired of household bills draining your bank account each month? Airtight, energy-efficient and eco-friendly, a passive home could help you wave goodbye to costly outgoings for good. From sealed structures to renewable technologies and state-of-the-art insulation, these beautiful properties around the world keep running costs to a bare minimum – and don’t worry, they don’t compromise on style, either. Click or scroll on for more.




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Across the interior, warm wood sits alongside crisp white surfaces, punctuated by vibrant pops of colour. Large picture windows draw light and heat into the stylish living accommodation, while the energy-efficient structure moderates the temperature for a warm, comfy environment.




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Outside, a brick terrace, accessed by sliding glass doors, offers the ideal place for dinner parties to spill out in the balmy Melbourne summers. A slatted panel shields diners from direct sunlight, while concrete planters and foliage create an urban oasis in the midst of the city.




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Expanses of glass frame the rolling hills, drawing in light and solar gains to warm the eclectic living spaces. The property recorded an impressive airtightness level of 0.49 [email protected], which is well within the threshold for passive house classification.




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The four impeccable bedrooms are decked out in the same pared-back neutral palette. Triple-gazed floor-to-ceiling windows ensure swathes of sunlight flood the home, while the structure’s innovative passive design keeps the internal temperature comfortable no matter the season.




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