One of the biggest challenges in all Passive Houses is meeting the air sealing requirement of .6 ACH @ 50Pa. It is particularly challenging on this project for two reasons: First, the relatively small size of the house means there… read more →
Yesterday Michael Bonsby of Michael Bonsby Heating and Air Conditioning and his crew drove over to Greenwood to rough in the mechanical system. Similar to our Rockville Passive House, we are using a Mitsubishi mini-split heat pump system and a… read more →
This week Beracah Homes in Greenwood, Delaware began construction of our — and their — first modular Passive House. The house is sponsored by the Housing Initiative Partnership(HIP), a Maryland non-profit organization committed to providing affordable housing. HIP had seen… read more →
Mitsubishi put us in their spring newsletter! Here is the link: http://mitsubishielectricarchitect.com/wp-content/uploads/Spring-2015-Architect-E-Newsletter2.pdf
Last week I attended the North American Passive House Conference in Portland, Maine. The high point for me was the presentation by Peter Schneider of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) on what they are doing with affordable housing. So… read more →
With the help of Alissa Jones, a talented designer, we have just updated our website! In the coming months we will continue adding projects and images. Please take a look!