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This 3,000 square foot home was designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects from Portland, Maine

Since its completion in 2017, it has been awarded the 2018 North American Passive House of the year by PHIUS as well as awards from Vermont Green Building Network and Efficiency Vermont. 



There are many exciting details and innovative components in this project.  The focus is on sustainability, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and both local and natural exterior cladding.

The house is designed for the residents to be able to age in place, with wheelchair accessibility, wide doorways, and accessible fixtures.

Energy and resource efficiency is a hallmark of this project.  


As part of the project, the surrounding meadow was disturbed as little as possible and the new plantings focus on pollinator friendly native species, edible plantings, and a permeable parking area for the home based business.

Waitsfield, Vermont

Joslin hill passive


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