Passive House: Building Healthy, Comfortable, Energy-Efficient Homes

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The Passive House project is dedicated to building healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient homes.

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Today I’m joined by Trey Farmer of Forge Craft Architecture to talk about their newest, coolest project: building a Passive House.

Building a Passive House involves using above-code building metrics to build healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient homes. In this case, they’re renovating and expanding Trey’s own house to support his growing family.

For your convenience, I’ve cited timestamps of our discussion from the video above so you can jump to certain sections at your leisure:

0:51—What do their above-code building metrics refer to?
1:26—What makes their air filtration system different from other homes
2:47—How their dehumidifier works
5:13—The technology they use to seal the house
6:28—How air tightness increases energy efficiency
8:39—Introducing their climate-specific Passive House certification
9:39—The cost of building a new home that meets the Passive House standard
10:48—How many other Passive Homes are being built in Texas?
12:03—Their air testing method
14:33—Wrapping things up

If you have any questions about Passive House projects or any other real estate topic, feel free to call or email me. I’d love to speak with you.

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