Energy Efficient Home Study covers our first Passive House
We have had the good fortune to have one of our super green homes studied by the good folks at the Washington State Energy Office. The home is performing surprisingly close to how it was designed to, as far as heating...
Posted on April 19, 2013
Passive House for Beginners
Martin Holladay strikes again! He most concisely and eloquently gives us a the basics of Passive House in this superb article. Passivhaus For Beginners The History of a Superinsulation Standard Posted on May 27 by
Posted on July 01, 2011
Kudos From an Energy Nerd
Great blog write up by building science aficionado Martin Halloday, senior editor of Green Building Advisor, from a recent trip to Olympia to tour one of our current Passive House projects,
Posted on May 19, 2011
Energy Code Sticker for Your Home
Imagine a day out new car shopping… There’s no information provided about the performance of any of the cars for sale. But, every lot has a salesman who assures you that their model is the most fuel efficient...
Posted on February 20, 2011
Energy Performance Monitoring
Some of you are curious to know how our Passive Houses (PH) will perform over time and how accurate the PHPP modeling software really is for predicting continued performance. Well, we’re curious too… but, being so intrinsically aware of how the whole...
Posted on October 21, 2010
Humidity Control in a Passive House
We’ve recently received some great questions about humidity control in our Passive Houses, read on to see how we address this hot topic: What controls the humidity level inside a passive house? There are two types...
Posted on October 20, 2010
Is Passive House Overkill
This excellent post is reprinted from a June 16th, Building Capacity blog posting. See original here. Passive House: Isn’t it a bit of overkill? James Jenkins, Certified PH Consultant responds Jenny Nakao Hones of...
Posted on October 18, 2010
Comfortable Vaulted Rooms
We’ve had several inquiries during the recent Tour of Homes about the 17’ vaulted ceiling in our featured home. Mainly the question was about heat being captured in the vault leaving the lower areas cooler and less comfortable. Read on to learn about...
Posted on October 14, 2010
Passive House and SIPs
Thanks to a recent reader comment, we’ve taken the time to address the question (one we often get) about structural insulated panels (SIP) and why we don’t use them. Read on if you are curious. Comment from reader: From...
Posted on October 05, 2010
NPR Interview: Passive House Project
NPR contacted The Artisans Group the other day to interview us about one of our Passive House projects. It’s gotten great press lately having been on the front page of the Olympian in the same week! We’re pretty excited that Passive House is...
Posted on September 24, 2010