Front Page News, The Artisans Group Passive House produces more than it uses
A couple of newspapers in our region, The Olympian and the News Tribune, just ran an article about one of our homes. John Dodge, the author of the article, wrote a nice piece about the home when it was initially completed. John...
Posted on April 05, 2013
Super Energy Efficient Home Construction in the San Juan Islands, Part II
In a recent post we talked about the site work and foundation of an energy efficient home design that we are building in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle. That post can be found here: http://artisansgroup.com/blog/super-energy-efficient-home-construction-in-the-san-juan-islands This is the second posting about...
Posted on June 19, 2012
Super Energy Efficient Home Construction in the San Juan Islands, Part I
We created a super energy efficient home design that is being built on Shaw Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The San Juans are a couple of hours north of Seattle and have a relatively dry climate by Pacific...
Posted on June 10, 2012
Q & A on Passive House Appliances
We recently received a thoughtful email from prospective clients who have been giving energy efficiency and Passive House design some serious consideration; their primary concerns with such a well insulated and tight home is with ventilation of moisture, cooking smells, and excess...
Posted on November 13, 2011
Heat Your Home for $1.63 a week!
“Heat my home for $1.63 a week! Guaranteed comfort and warmth without a sweater in January?” That’s what I’m talkin’ about. With help from the United States Energy Information Administration, we’ve calculated projections related to the...
Posted on October 26, 2011
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
Can I Afford Building Green
I want to share with you this letter we recently received from a reader. Her questions reflect those that we commonly hear about cost to build green. Please note, this is a Seattle based reader and costs for real estate will be...
Posted on February 07, 2011
Siding for the Jewel Box
I’ve been sorely remiss in posting about the beautiful little Jewel Box project; it’s hard to believe we have the garage nearly built and rolled the trusses on the main house this past week! It’s...
Posted on January 11, 2011