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


A Custom Home, from Design to Build

Design+Build = Your New Home Exactly As You Want It. Just as a kitchen that suits one person does not suit another, neither do entire homes.  The homes featured here are as unique as their owners’ wishes and lifestyles.  With… Read More


Delphi Passive House – Seattle sun sun sun!

Pacific Northwesterners know it, people in lab coats know it, and all those people who moved to California 40 years ago knew it; the kiss of sunlight helps us feel wonderful.  Its radiance inspires art and accomplishment.  Yet, Seattle’s 152… Read More




Passive Home For Sale on Olympia’s Eastside

We are pleased to announce that we have completed one of our projects in Olympia and now have this beautiful Passive Home for sale! After months of hard work, this house hits the market tomorrow! This certified Passive Home is… Read More


North American Passive House Network in NYC!

Architect Tessa Smith and interior designer Roussa Cassel recently returned from the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) Annual Conference…and some stomping around New York City in summer style. This annual event is a powerhouse of more than 750 leaders… Read More


Passive House Interview: The Nixon Home

The Nixon Home, located in the Ken Lake area, is a gem that blends in well with the surrounding community. Its wonderful owners wanted to have all the perks of a Passive House (like 1/10 the energy of a traditional… Read More


Evolution of a Passive House

At the beginning of this year, we reported on the evolution of the Passive House project we call the Vogel House. At that time, the framing and air sealing were being completed, and we are happy to report that this… Read More


Olympia, We Love You

We love our hometown of Olympia, Washington. It’s beautiful, by the water, has great history and is home to The Evergreen State College, which many of us here at Artisans Group call Alma mater. Outdoor Magazine named it one of… Read More