The Cottages at Cypress
Raised-Heel Trusses save energy
A simple way to boost HERS Ratings.
Matthew Wadlund is adding infill housing stock to the Oceanview neighborhood of Berkeley, California, where he is replacing a single-family house with four single-family, three-story detached houses. The wall panels in Matthew's Oceanview Orchard homes ... [continue reading]
When Ray Stiefel began planning his energy-efficient Passive House (PH) project in upstate New York, the net zero building concept was virtually unknown in the United States. It took seven years of discussion and research ... [continue reading]
I recently had a phone conversation with a frantic contractor who was in charge of a Passive House (PH) retrofit. He was in desperate need of an air-sealing specialist. The house was leaking almost a 700 ... [continue reading]
With unswerving dedication to high architectural ideals, Make It Right is winning over a sometimes-skeptical public. [continue reading]
The International Passive House Association estimates that there are around 40,000 certified Passive Houses (PHs) worldwide. Initially, that might seem like a large number; however, in a world with more than 7 billion inhabitants, even the most ... [continue reading]
The first thing to do is clarify some terms.
Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...