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10 Steps to Building Your First Single Family Passive House

Josh Salinger's firm Birdsmouth Design-Build built their first certified Passive House almost 10 years ago and since then have worked on numerous Passive House and high performance builds in and around Portland, OR. At this point in time building a Passive House has become 'just building' as the transformation has become complete enough for Birdsmouth that it is hard to imagine designing or building any other way. Once one learns how to do something right, one can't go backwards.

Birdsmouth's first project had the biggest learning curve and Josh has endeavored to reduce that learning curve for you by sharing his top 10 insights to building your first Passive House project. He talks about everything from sales to pre-construction through the building and certification processes with the goal to share his lessons learned and help make the transition more smooth for your first project.

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