Passive House News – August 2017

What’s Up – Passive House News – August 2017 Hello!  It’s time for another update of Passive House News from your Pacific Northwest Passive House design+build firm!  Whew – life is pretty exciting when it’s exclaimed! On with the news!… Read More


Cool Home – Hot Days

“My house is a refuge on a hot day—eight to twelve degrees cooler on a ninety degree day, twenty degrees cooler if it hits one hundred. I open it up at night and bring it back down to seventy. It… Read More


2017 Tour of Homes

Olympia Master Builders’ 2017 Tour of Homes The Tour of Homes is one of our favorite annual celebrations of residential architecture in the South Sound. This year marks 17 years and is a two day event sponsored by Olympia Federal… Read More


Passive House Certified Builder

Passive House Builder Certification! Two members of our Design team are now Passive House Certified Builders by the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)! Roussa Cassel, PHIUS Certified Builder℠ and Owen Martin, PHIUS Certified Builder℠ Owen and Roussa join only 24 other PHIUS Certified… Read More


June 2017, Artisans Group News

NEWS TO USE We get so caught up in our excitement that we forget to share sometimes.  Design, Architecture, Building Science and the ecological possibilities of Passive House…and all the tangents therein.   Pardon us, we get a little over… Read More


New Passive House

Extra! Extra! New Passive House In The City! A beautiful new Artisans Group Passive House custom home is underway in the Pacific Northwest!   Located in a thriving, well established urban neighborhood, Madison Haus is an extremely energy efficient home… Read More


April, 2017

An End of April, 2017 As we fully round the corner of spring in the lush Pacific NW, it is busy here at Artisans Group.  We’re having a wonderful time working on top secret Commercial projects, building new Passive House… Read More


2017 Passive House NW Conference

What:  2017 Passive House NW Conference Why is this so exciting?  The Passive House building standard leads to the most energy efficient buildings in the world.  It is a building science that demands a knowledge of site dynamics, data modeling,… Read More


Artisans Group – Industry Recognized Excellence

Industry Recognized Excellence – Working for You Professional Builder magazine, an industry leading publication “dedicated to serving the needs of the nation’s home building community,” released their 2017 national 40 under 40 Awards and…drum roll…our clients are the big winners!… Read More


Notes from the Field- 222 Market a commercial renovation

Notes from the Field- 222 Market, a commercial renovation. During my time as a carpenter with the Artisans Group, I’ve mostly worked on Passive Houses, this has been my first commercial job with them. Renovation is always an adventure, but… Read More