The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design

The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design

by Julie Torres Moskovitz




Passive is the new green. Passive Houses—well insulated, virtually airtight buildings—can decrease home heating consumption by an astounding 90 percent, making them not only an attractive choice for prospective homeowners, but also the right choice for a sustainable future. The Greenest Home showcases eighteen of the world's most attractive Passive Houses by forward-thinking architects such as Bernheimer Architecture, Olson Kundig Architects, and Onion Flats, among many others. Each case study consists of a detailed project description, plans, and photographs. An appendix lists helpful technical information. Including a mix of new construction and retrofit projects built in a variety of site conditions, The Greenest Home is an inspiring sourcebook for architects and prospective homeowners, as well as a useful tool for students, and builders alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616891244
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Julie Torres Moskovitz is the founding principal of the collaborative design firm Fabrica 718 in Brooklyn. She retrofitted New York City's first certified Passive House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: Superinsulated and Passive House Design 10

Kamakura: Key Architects 24

Prescott HOUSE: Studio 804 32

Two Point Five: ISA and Postgreen 38

Belfield: Onion Flats 46

Tighthouse: Fabrica718 52

174 Grand: LoadingDock5 60

Orient Studio: Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects 70

Westport House: Ken Levenson and Douglas Mcdonald 78

Little Compton: ZeroEnergy Design 84

Hudson Passive Project: Dennis Wedlick Architect 90

R-House: ARO and Delia Valle Bernheimer 96

Freeman House: BriggsKnowles A+D 104

Vogel House: Diethelm & Spillmann Architekten 110

Bamboo House: Karawitz Architecture 116

Austria House: Treberspurg & Partner Architekten 124

Rainbow Duplex: Marken Projects and Durfeld Constructors 130

Textile House: BLAF Architecten 136

Carraig Ridge Project: Olson Kundig Architects 144

Project Performance Characteristics 150

Glossary 186

Credits 190

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