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


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


Olympia’s Passive House and Remodeling Specialists

As our Passive House portfolio continues to grow in the Seattle market, our roots deepen as Olympia’s Passive House and remodeling specialists.  We have three Passive House projects actively under construction in the Olympia area right now. One of these… Read More


Testimonial and Other Passive House Poetry

We asked our client Don Freas, a poet and sculptor by trade to wax lyrical about living in the Jewel Box, one of our longest lived in Passive House the Artisans Group has designed and built. Here is what he… Read More


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… Read More


Interview 2: Living in a Passive House

The North family hit the road running when they moved in, no time wasted with adding charm, life and vitality to their new home. As an observer, they live in this house as if they always have. I attended their… Read More


Passive House Articles

Always fun to read about the burgeoning enthusiasm for the ultra energy efficient Passive House (PH) building standard out there in the world. Below are a couple articles written by Wendy Koch for USA Today. The first article highlights visits… Read More


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 this time. We are building a 2300… Read More