The Home of the Future
New York based journalist Charlie Hoxie recently made a documentary, Passive Passion, to help spread the word about designing and building using the Passive House methods. In his video clips he features the homeowner of the first certified Passive House built in Germany...
Posted on January 25, 2012
Passive House Retrofit energy efficient remodel
Worth a quick read, is an article from the Star Tribune about a man who is retrofitting his 2000 sf, 1935 Minneapolis Tudor style home into a ultra energy efficient home for his family,...
Posted on January 16, 2012
Article: Tree Shaped Solar Arrays
While out hiking in the Catskill mountains, Aiden discovered a new patterning sequence for solar photovoltaic panels based on deciduous tree branch design structure, resulting in a 20% increase in the energy output when compared to...
Posted on December 14, 2011
Women Making Marks in Construction
Recently the Business Examiner printed a feature article about women in construction. Artisans Group Lead Designer and Co-owner, Tessa Smith, was interviewed to share her experiences as one who is at the leading edge of sustainable design and construction in South Puget...
Posted on October 05, 2011
Testimonials-Tooting our Horn
Hey why not? Customer service is serious business around here and for good reason, without them there is no business. We’re grateful there are folks out there searching to lower their carbon footprint and build green and…who let us know we’re doing a...
Posted on September 16, 2011
2011 Tour of Homes
Olympia Master Builders Annual Tour of Homes Save the date: August 20 & 21 and 27 & 28 UPDATE: TOUR GUIDES AVAILABLE TODAY AUGUST 18TH!
Posted on August 18, 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
Environmental Protection Award
Tessa Smith with her proud dad after receiving award. Recently the Rotary Club of Olympia presented the Artisans Group with their prestigious Environmental Protection Award. An honor given for “outstanding service for a safer environment“. We were surprised and delighted to receive this...
Posted on May 22, 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
Passive House Northwest
Our regional Passive House Northwest conference, recently held at the Evergreen Long House, was a great success! The day began with a compelling and at times controversial keynote speech by Green Building Advisor’s Senior Editor, Martin Halloday, who set the stage for...
Posted on March 31, 2011