.01 ICF PASSIVE HOUSE

.02 ICF PASSIVE HOUSE EXTERIOR

.03 ICF PASSIVE HOUSE EXTERIOR

.04 ICF PASSIVE HOUSE INTERIOR

.05 ICF PASSIVE HOUSE INTERIOR

RIGHT-SIZED
PASSIVE HOME

newth


AGEEC

HIGH-PERFORMANCE
FOURSQUARE

ICF PASSIVE
HOUSE

jackson

FURNACE
FREE HOUSE

clinton

ICF PASSIVE HOUSE

This is the first Certified Passive House in the Chicago area, built for clients who desired a super-efficient and super-strong house for security well into the future. It was also a pilot project for the Healthy Homes Initiative, a third-party verification of indoor air quality. Toxicity, VOCs, and aldehydes were rigorously avoided in design and construction, and a continuous ventilation system ensures fresh, filtered air 24/7. Slab, walls, roof, and windows are highly insulated and thermal-bridge free; this together with airtight construction (0.4ACH50) allowed the project to easily meet the rigorous Passive House standard. Walls are built of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), and clad with a durable, pre-finished, banded wood siding.

Thermal envelope contractor: Eric Barton, Biltmore Insulated Concrete
General Contractor: Brandon Weiss, Weiss Building and Development
Structural engineer: Goodfriend Magruder Structure
Certified Passive House Consultant: Tom Bassett-Dilley
HERS rating: 27 (73% overall more efficient than a built-to-code home)
Photography: Hausman Photography