Passive House Makes Front Page News
We were on the front page of the Olympian a couple days ago with one of our current Passive House projects.Very nice article written by John Dodge, who was contacted by DT North, the homeowner! It’s very cool that the homeowners are...
Posted on October 24, 2010
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
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
Passive House: Homeowner Interview
I recently caught up with DT North to interview him about his experience so far in building the second Passive House in Washington State: Describe the home project you are involved with at...
Posted on October 01, 2010
Cost to Upgrade to Passive House
Not a big surprise, we received some juicy emails as a result of the front page article in the Olympian and the interview on NPR station KUOW last week. One listener wrote in to NPR with...
Posted on September 28, 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
2010 Olympia Master Builder's Tour of Homes Oct 23910
The Artisans Group is featuring three homes on the Olympia Master Builder’s Tour of Homes this year. 1 : Imagine a house that uses less energy than a hairdryer to heat it… it’s true, this is that house. This is an exciting new...
Posted on September 15, 2010
Part 1: Ground Breaking 2nd Passive House in WA State
After several months of creativity, diligence and perseverance by the homeowners and The Artisans Group, we recently broke ground on what is the second Passive House built in Washington State! Do you need a quick Passive House refresher?
Posted on September 13, 2010