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Moretown, VT 05660

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A forward thinking Vermont construction company

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What is a PASSIVE HOUSE?

Passive House is the most stringent energy efficiency standard, designed to reduce a buildings' environmental impact.  

 

It is a rigorous set of standards for the design and construction of a building to achieve extreme energy efficiency and comfort for its occupants.

Passive houses use 75% – 90% less energy on heating and cooling loads than a typical house.

We believe in responsible building.  We build houses that homeowners enjoy coming home to at the end of the day and make those homes have as small of an environmental impact as possible.  We see no other way to build.

ACHIEVing PASSIVE

ORIENTATION + DESIGN

Summer

Winter

Large roof overhangs block the high summer sun from entering and warming conditioned space.

Large amounts of South facing glass allow the low winter sun to passively heat the buildings space 

TECHNOLOGY

Technological features that help obtain this efficiency include:

super insulation

advanced window technology

proper air sealing below 0.6 ACH50

 

balanced and filtered ventilation systems

 

simple, efficient heating systems

 

low energy lighting and appliances