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Following the Passive House principles is the first step to making a net-zero building. In order to achieve net-zero, we should first focus on minimizing the overall energy consumption of the building and then cover the remaining demand by generating renewable energy on-site. This way we can not only make the building extremely energy efficient but also minimize the lifecycle cost of the building.
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We've enjoyed following along on the progress of our Crested Butte projects this summer. Here we received this sneak-peak photo after the Alpen windows were installed.
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Air Infiltration: Our focus isn't on efficiency alone but also on getting the job done correctly. The goal is also to stave off future problems. Thermal bridging can occur when openings are not managed properly, causing condensation, warping, and other long-term effects that can damage a structure.
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For details on Passive House Air Infiltration Hot Spots, check out this month's blog post. Link in bio!
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These hot July days make us appreciate high-performing windows. Humidity is higher inside our buildings due to activities such as cooking, showering, and even breathing. The moisture within the air then condenses on cold surfaces, such as the interior of a low-performance window similar to a “sweaty” glass of ice water on a humid summer day.
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With high performance/high R-value windows, condensation on windows is greatly reduced, along with the risk of mold.
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We sent out our monthly newsletter last week, so if you didn't see an email from Todd Collins in your inbox, you are missing out! Follow the link in bio and join in and gain Passive House and high-performance building insights.
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Airbnb listing in Winthrop, WA, with views of Mount Gardner.
Artemisia is the first zero-energy, solar-powered vacation rental home in the region. Over the course of the year, it produces enough clean electricity from the sun to meet all of its energy needs.
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It features polished concrete floors, ultra-efficient heat pump, hot water heater, clothes drying, and panoramic vistas of the Methow Valley and snowcapped Mount Gardner through triple-pane windows. Non-toxic and earth-friendly finishes, such as zero-VOC paint, Paperstone countertops, natural limestone tile, all-natural latex mattresses, and cork flooring, ensure excellent indoor air quality. A state-of-the-art air-handling system brings a gentle flow of fresh air to every room of this super-insulated home.
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Looking to test out Passive Design—check out this rental. Link in bio!
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