the passive townhouse
Here at b9, we are always looking for ways to innovate and to do work with clients who are excited about doing something different. The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce has picked up on our project with Seattle-based Cascade Built to construct five townhouses in Madison Valley. Two of these will be built to Passive House standards, a rigorous metric for energy efficient construction. The primary design considerations for Passive House are a super-insulated envelope and the utilization of passive solar strategies. The construction methods seek to eliminate thermal bridges and provide a super-tight building envelope in conjunction with heat-recovery ventilators. The result is a home that can reduce the amount of energy required for heating and cooling by 90% compared to typical construction.
Read more from the DJC about the project here. And if you are interested in the Passive House standard and how it is being utilized in the Northwest, check out the resources on their website: Passive House Northwest.