Slab-on-grade formed by foam insulation to eliminate thermal bridge (Modern House Plans by Gregory La Vardera Architect)
Rainwater harvesting with hand-pump. New Norris House
Affordable Passivhaus in Knox, Maine built for 130 bucks/sf by http://www.ecocor.us/
Dan Whitmore's Passivhaus in Seattle
Derbyshire Passivhaus by Bridge Architects
Studio UrbanArea: Welsh Eco House
Oregon Juniper can be used instead of pressure-treated wood, for locations in contact with ground/concrete.
This explains why I like the idea of PassivHaus... green without gizmos!
Mineral Wool insulation – Look, it doesn't sag! • Resists fire & mold growth • Installs without gaps (unlike fiberglass) • Higher R-Value than fiberglass • Recycled content
Passivhaus explanation – Albert, Righter and Tittman Architects'