May 17, 2012

An Affordable Passive House by Chris Corson

"The big-picture goal of the Passive House movement is to nearly eliminate housing’s share of climate change by slashing energy consumption to about 6 percent of that used in conventional homes. But to have a practical effect, the standard can’t just apply to high-end projects with big budgets; it has to be within reach of ordinary working people. That’s why I jumped at the chance to build a 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom Passive House in Knox, Maine, for a young working couple with a $210,000 budget....For my first Passive House, I wanted not only to hit the performance targets but to build affordably, using methods familiar to any capable builder and readily available materials and products."  [Wonderful illustrations and photos in this PDF from JLC-Online]

1 comment:

c.e.scott said...

i am going to embark on an Enerphit in pa, i have absolutly minimul funds and working mostly on my own. i just finished a PH tradesman cert training at my company AEA. i beleive even i can do this but would love to be pointed in direction of a good community for advise as i go along the way. no one in the area ever heard of PH, right its my army of one.