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The massive ridge beam and deep I-joist rafters in this custom Passive House aren’t there to carry loads, but to provide space for superinsulation.
A multifamily project in frigid Maine shoots to meet a tough standard for energy efficiency.
A Massachusetts builder starts a custom Passive House in suburban Boston with insulated foundation footings — this time, using Foamglas instead of plastic insulation.
Using a house he recently completed in Austin, Texas, Matt Risinger succinctly boils down what it takes to get a home to net-zero energy useage.
This past month was the coldest February on record in Connecticut, but inside Mike Trolle’s Passive House in Danbury, the indoor temperature never dipped below 68 degrees.
Coastal Connection follows the action as Cape Cod contractor Mike Hill frames the loft for a zero-energy addition.
A Cape Cod remodeler stresses airtightness and rooftop solar panels in a bid for net-zero annual performance.
To maintain a continuous air barrier, special attention needed to be paid to the seams that formed the joint at the wall plate where the rafters would sit.
Double stud walls that allow for higher R-values of insulation create particular challenges for window installation.
Work continues on the high-performance Maine ski lodge addition under construction by Jesper Kruse and the crew of Maine Passive House. Coastal Connection drops in to see the crew working on roof overhangs.
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