The term 'Active House' is the name for a "vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without negative impact on the climate" – and there exists a newly built home of this kind in Toronto.
The Active House style is environmentally friendly in a way that is different from the other 'Passive House' measurement that designers and architects use. Rather than having insulation and small windows, the Active House style has large windows and skylights to optimize light. The interior of the house has clear Scandinavian influences, with large open spaces, minimal decor and pale neutral colors.
This minimalist, eco-friendly home works to provide an alternative style of designing homes in a way that is functional, attractive and livable.