New Pacific Northwest Certified Passive House

New Pacific Northwest Certified Passive House Delphi Passive House – A TRIBUTE TO LIGHT, COMFORT & OUR BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST – A 2,250 sf custom contemporary Passive House, Delphi elegantly weaves form and function into an oasis of comfort and… Read More

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

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

Hot Summer, Passive House Cool

“What a beautiful hot summer day!” and                       “It feels wonderful to be home.”    Imagine sitting in your living room on a hot summer day.  Warm hues of sunlight… Read More

Yesterday’s Wisdom – Today’s Ecological Architecture

Contemporary Ecological Architecture, with lessons from the past Did you know that Socrates was an advocate of passive solar architecture?  In Xenophan’s Memorabilia, Socrates points to the practical use of passive solar design because “it is reasonable to suppose that… Read More

Building Your Passive House Dream Home

Designing & Building Your Passive House Dream Home At the Artisans Group, working with you to design and build your beautiful custom home is our passion.  One of our firm’s specialties is the design and construction of buildings to the… Read More


It’s Getting Close After guiding another custom Passive House from rough idea to reality, it’s incredibly exciting to arrive with our clients at the threshold of their beautiful new lifestyle home, Delphi Passive House.  In our client’s words: “At our… Read More