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/
This project is personal: the renovation of our family’s house in Maine. It is a work in progress. The goal has been to take care of a century of deferred maintenance and to make the house as energy-efficient as possible… read more →
This YouTube video is a presentation we just did for a community development group in Virginia interested in developing a new neighborhood of high performance net zero energy homes. Our concept is based upon using a combination of several basic… read more →