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North Project Passive House

This home uses less energy than it takes to run a hairdryer! …and would you believe it doesn’t have a central heating system? Outrageous.
North Project Passive House

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1114 Marion St. NE Olympia, WA 98506

The Artisans Group

This home uses less energy than it takes to run a hairdryer! …and would you believe it doesn’t have a central heating system? Outrageous.

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Near completion, this elegantly modest with a modern flair, east-side home was designed and built for a dynamic young Olympia family. This life-smart home is pending Passive House Certification and Built Green 5-Star.

Through meticulous energy modeling, this home will save about 90% on heating costs compared to a typical home. Because this home is so efficient, it will be fitted with a small photovoltaic array allowing it to be cost-effectively net-zero.

This home is part of a pilot project with the Building America Program. Upon completion, the energy use will be monitored by the WSU Energy Program to collect data which will go toward establishing more sound building practices nationwide.

We’ve carefully limited the embodied energy of this home by using environmentally sensitive materials, specifically limiting our use of harmful foam, VOC’s, and other commonly eco-hazardous building materials. Also, approximately 95% of our construction waste is recycled.

Project Specs:

  • Wall Insulation: R 50
  • Roof Insulation: R 81
  • Floor Insulation: R 63
  • Windows: Thermotech, U value .16, (R 6+)
  • Air tighness: Extreme (.38ACH @ 50 pascals)
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator (fresh air system)
  • Heat Source: Space heat and Domestic Hot water both run off a 98% efficient tankless water heater
  • Lighting: LED
  • Appliances: Energy Star
  • Standards: Passive House, Level 5 Built Green

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We’re Olympia’s only Certified Passive House Consultants and would enjoy answering any questions you may have about this unequaled building method.

The Artisan's Group

1508 Fourth Avenue East Olympia, WA  98506

www.ArtisansGroup.com

Living room to kitchen. The Artisans Group North Project.
Living room to kitchen. The Artisans Group North Project.
Living room to hallway and stairs. The Artisans Group North Project.
Living room to hallway and stairs. The Artisans Group North Project.

 

Loft looking toward living room of The Artisans Group North Project.
Loft looking toward living room of The Artisans Group North Project.
Stair rail detail. The Artisans Group North Project.
View loft to living room. The Artisans Group North Project.
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