Passive Houses

Energy Efficiency, Health and Comfort

We became interested in the Passive House standard for one reason: it is the only approach to sustainable design today that affordably achieves dramatic energy efficiency. These houses typically use about 10 -15% of the heating and cooling energy of a code-built home. They also happen to be healthy, durable, and extremely comfortable. Our first Passive House, completed in 2011, was the 24th built in this country. Today there are hundreds, and we have just completed our second and are in design on our third.

In this section of our site you will find a number of links and articles about the Passive House approach, plus descriptions of our own Passive House work.

 

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