Countless hours of hard work, collaboration and dedication to building an ultra-energy efficient multifamily Passive House project have paid off. Solis, our project located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, recently hit a very important milestone: it aced its preliminary air barrier test! Continue reading “It’s All In The Details: Our Solis Passive House Project Aces Its First Test”
We were proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Passive House Northwest Conference. Once again, the logistics of Passive House for multifamily projects were validated. For a 3-5% cost premium, using industry standard assemblies, multi-family passive house projects can achieve substantial benefits. These include: superb indoor air quality that has been linked to measurable health benefits, unparalleled thermal comfort, a quiet interior, and, last but not least — ultra-energy efficiency. The typical multifamily Passive House building uses 70% less energy than a national code-compliant building and 50% less energy than a comparable Seattle building. This is doable!
Here are our top ten tips for pursuing this standard and watch the full webinar presentation with the Passive House Alliance below. Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Multi-Family Passive House Design”
After attending last week’s PHNW Conference, there were two recurring themes that came to light:
1. The URGENCY of responding to the issue of climate change.
2. Passive House presents a beautiful and artful way to respond positively to this challenge in our industry. Continue reading “The 5 Advantages Passive House gives designers”