Rochester Passive House, located in the rural setting of Honeoye Falls, NY, is certainly an example of how comfort is achieved though energy efficiency.
The 270 m2 home’s traditional farmhouse aesthetic cloaks a 16-inch double-wall assembly that is insulated with dense-packed cellulose, achieving an R-55. The interior load-bearing 2x4 wall acts as a service cavity. The carefully sealed ZIP system on the exterior side of the interior wall is the air barrier layer. A 1.5-inch rain screen gap and a weather resistant barrier layer on the exterior side of the double-wall assembly guard against moisture intrusion.
The southern glazing with optimized overhangs ensures maximum solar gain in the winter months and full shade in the summer months.
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This project was certified by the Passive House Academy (PHA)