Whilst browsing for passive solar I found an old (2007) article on The Kingspan Lighthouse which has reached the UK government’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), level 6.

BBC NEWS | Business | First zero-emission home unveiled

Why its interesting;

No large south facing windows for solar gain! Which is the opposite of how most passive homes have been built.

Wind catcher for ventilation, taken from the Moroccans or Egyptians I believe as is the small south facing windows.

High level of insulation, nuff said

Biomass boiler, hmm not sure if this will catch on as a mainstream sustainable way of heating a home.

The design is probably a bit open plan for most peoples taste but its the features that I find interesting.

If only our stone age planners would drag themselves out of their caves :