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Passive House under Construction

Passive House under Construction

This new home in the Blue Ridge neighborhood of Seattle is going to be Certified Passive House.

It will have an extremely low energy footprint made possible by extensive insulation, far exceeding what standard homes use. It also has triple-glazed windows that use warm edge spacers to reduce thermal bridging. The Passive House standard allows for a super tight envelope that uses the heat of the occupants and electronics to keep the air at a comfortable temperature year round. There is a fresh air exchange to keep the air inside the home clean and healthy to breathe. This home will also make use of solar panels and has a 45,000 gallon water cistern to harvest all rainwater that falls during our very wet Pacific Northwest winters.

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