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Project Update

Street view

Street view

We’ve been a little behind on posting current photos… The house was completed for occupancy in May 2014 and Jim & Emilie moved in June 1. The summer was spent primarily on landscaping and Jim intends to finish the basement during the coming winter.

From a Passive House perspective, the last remaining component is the hydronic baseboard heating system — which obviously wasn’t needed during the summer months. Temperatures have been dipping into the negatives, and even without an operational heating system, the house seems to be getting along just fine so far. If it gets a bit chilly, we’re told that baking a batch of muffins seems to do the trick.

Leading up to our second International Passive House Days open house in November, we’re going to try to fill out the rest of the construction progress posts:

  • interior framing and mechanical/electrical rough-in
  • ventilation and heating systems
  • exterior finishing
  • interior finishing

However, the Passive House-specific content will basically conclude with the ventilation and heating systems. The HRV, a Zehnder/Paul Novus 300, and the ventilation distribution system (tubes, diffusers, grilles, etc) was installed starting in December 2013 and was commissioned in May 2014.

We still intend to submit the house for official certification, but preparing all the required documentation is taking some time. Hopefully this will be complete by early 2015.

If you’re in the area, definitely stop by on November 8 & 9 between 1-5pm. More info about the open house is available here, and we’ve uploaded a few new images in the media gallery. Hope to see you there!



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One response to “Project Update”

  1. Nelson says:

    I saw this project in progress a couple years ago and it was amazing. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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