This 1,730 sf single-family residence in Accord, NY, achieved PHIUS+ Certification as a Passive House. While Passive House is becoming a recognizable guarantee of radically lower energy use, perhaps of equal importance to our clients are the other features: healthy, comfortable, and low-maintenance. Designed by North River Architecture & Planning for our Senior Designer, Peter Reynolds, the house also has a 9kW photovoltaic array on roof, making this a Net Zero building capable of producing more energy annually than the building requires.
North River invited our colleagues, friends and neighbors to tour the house during construction, making our process and solutions available to all who are interested to learn. We trained contractors with no prior Passive House experience to successfully meet high standards for airtightness, insulation, and construction quality.
Dezeen Awards 2018
International Architecture - longlist selection
2018 PHIUS Passive House Projects Competition
Single Family - Honorable Mention
North River Architecture and Planning – CPHC & Architect
Kaaterskill Associates – Structural Engineer
Baukfraft Engineering – Mechanical Design
Northeast Projects LLC – WUFI Passive energy modeling
Spruce Mountain, Inc. – PHIUS+ Rater