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View Haus 5 wins top prize at the 2015 North American Passive House Conference!

We are proud to share that our latest project View Haus 5, Seattle's first multifamily housing project built to passive house standards, has won 1st Place in the Multifamily category at the 2015 North American Passive House Conference. Hosted by PHIUS (Passive House Institute US), the conference brings "together building scientists, engineers, policy makers and others to share the latest knowledge and experience in passive building." (PHIUS website)

For more information and press on View Haus 5, check out these recent articles:

"Inside View Haus 5: Passive House" (KOMO news)

"Green building: Keeping pace with Seattle’s boom" (Crosscut)

"Multi-zone Heat Pump for Pioneering Passive Multifamily" (Mistubishi Electric Case Study)

As designers, homeowners, neighbors, and community builders, we at b9 strive to help improve the quality of living through design and construction. Our project is a testament that urban living can be environmentally conscious and responsible.

Viewhaus 5 is just the beginning.

   Poster presented at the North American Passive House Conference 


Poster presented at the North American Passive House Conference 

Envelope Section Diagram

Envelope Section Diagram

Section Diagram highlighting design elements

Section Diagram highlighting design elements

View Haus 5 now completed!

Seattle’s (and b9’s) first passivhaus designed townhouses are now finished! In collaboration with Cascade Built, we designed five unique townhomes with the intention of efficient and environmentally responsible design.

For more information, check out these articles on the project as well as a previous post we wrote during construction:

Cascade Built’s website



Under Construction

Progress on View Haus 5!

Last week on a sunny Seattle Wednesday, the entire b9 office visited our project with Cascade Built on 25th Ave E.

This project is especially unique because all homes are designed to Passivhaus standards and a few of them will achieve certification. Construction has been rigorous as we’re striving for a completely air tight envelope in order to reduce infiltration and heat loss. So far, all of the framing is completed, every edge and crack is sealed, and we’ve just begun putting up the Barnboard siding.

The project is coming along nicely, and the view of Madison Valley from the rooftop deck is sublime..!