Only 100 of these homes exist in the United States. The company worked with architect/owner Hank Keating in creating a 1,700 sf guest house connected to the main 2,250 sf home. Also included were a central corridor connecting all of the buildings including a root cellar, equipment storage, greenhouses and garages.
What is unique about this design is that it utilized traditional building techniques to achieve the rigid Passive House Certification. Innovative window placement/glazing and a well-planned framing, insulation and sealant strategy were used to meet the necessary requirements. Infrared cameras were used to identify all leaks throughout the home throughout the construction process.