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.
The Short Answer We define true cost of ownership as the total payment per month for energy, mortgage principal, interest, and taxes. It turns out that this house will be considerably less expensive to own than an average comparable house… read more →