Passive House Plans Available We originally designed the New American Foursquare to serve as a prototype Passive House, one that could be replicated affordably in several sizes and configurations. Informed by the experience of building this house, as the project… read more →
DOE tours the house Today a group from the Department of Energy came by to see the house. As I was getting ready for their arrival, it occurred to me that what makes this house unique is not just that… read more →
Passive House Featured in USA Today Wendy Koch wrote a nice piece on Passive Houses as the lead article in the Money section of Friday’s USA Today. That’s our project on the cover. Here’s the link: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2011/02/passive-houses-aggressively-reduce-energy/1?csp=usat.me
Mid Atlantic Passive House Alliance Meets Up at the Site Last weekend some 15 members of the Mid Atlantic Passive House Alliance (MAPHA) descended upon our project on a very cold and windy day. Inside, even though the temporary heating… read more →
The Outsulation is now being installed on the envelope of the entire project. The Panelwrights crew is battling windy conditions that make installing exterior sheet insulation (Outsulation) and house-wrap a difficult exercise. This stage of the process is critical to… read more →
via nbcwashington.com Washington’s NBC TV 4 covers our Bethesda passive house. Wendy Reiger does a great job of explaining what passive house is and makes the case for why passive house will soon be mainstream.