The DC Passive House

The DC Passive House is the first of it’s kind in the DC area. The project is intended to produce a home that reduces 90% of household energy consumed.

Our goal for this first house is to demonstrate that Passive House construction can be mainstream construction, both in terms of cost and design. On the cost side, the house will cost roughly $225 per square foot, exclusive of land costs – which places it squarely in middle range of high quality custom homes.

Sounds like a great project to us, and it’s no surprise that this home is being built using SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) you can learn all about the project and the construction project here:

http://passivehouse.greenhaus.org/

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Falls Church Home Awarded LEED® Silver Certification

This article features a Falls Church home that was built using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) and has been awarded LEED Silver Certification by the USGBC (United States Green Build Council). Other green features include a geothermal heating and air-conditioning system, an underground rainwater cistern and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint, cabinets and bamboo flooring have been used throughout the house.

Take a look at the full article here:

http://fallschurchtimes.com/26603/usgbc-awards-local-falls-church-home-leed%C2%AE-silver-certification/