Exactly ten years ago my firm began designing our first Passive House. I had taken Passive House training in 2008 and at that time only a handful had been built. I knew that the only way to develop local interest… read more →
Weather has been a huge factor as O’Neill Development has struggled to pour concrete walls and complete backfilling in between unprecedented rainstorms. All concrete for the house proper is now in place and considerable backfilling has been accomplished. Work is… read more →
The DC Chapter of the AIA held its annual awards jury this week, and our Stable Carriage House retrofit won a Citation for Sustainable Design. All of Izumi’s hard work managing a very difficult project paid off! Congratulations to the… read more →
After extensive excavation on a difficult site, the footings were poured this week, and as I write this post, the formwork for the basement walls is going up. What makes the site so difficult is the steep slope and the… read more →
Work is now complete on our DC Landmark carriage house deep energy retrofit. We have published pictures and a description of the project here.
Good reading here in the blog of Katrin Klingenberg (Passive House Institute -US Director)… http://blog.phius.org/healthy-buildings-part-1-9-principles/