Floor plans were developed using a collaboration of both the homeowner and the builder. A box is better: easier to insulate, easier control the air and moisture barriers and simpler to build. Working with our Passive House Consultant, Chris West, we were able to find a shape that everyone agreed on, allowing for the homeowners preferred […]
We just started construction of a house that we hope will meet the German “passive house” standard. Meeting the passive house standard does seem a daunting task. The amount of planning, coordination, and quality control are critical to minimize or eliminate thermal bridges, get the insulation and air sealing details right, and build a house tight enough to meet the 0.6 Ach 50 blower […]
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