We have a long history of building durable, efficient, and well-loved buildings. Now we can design buildings that use dramatically less energy than standard. Our Habitat Passive House has a documented 90% reduction in heating costs as compared to similar houses built to code. Sustainable and green architecture is an extension of building well. We believe that building green is the result of a complete and comprehensive approach based on the following considerations.
From the amount of energy we use to heat our buildings to the speed of water pouring from the kitchen faucet, we strive to use environmental resources efficiently and responsibly. Energy efficiency is the most important aspect of sustainable design.
Thorough planning for day-lighting, indoor air quality, and heating and cooling creates more comfortable spaces to live in.
High quality building materials and methods reduce maintenance costs and add aesthetic value. Built to last, well thought-out designs are better able to meet the changing needs of occupants over time.
Partner J.B. Clancy is a certified Passive House Consultant. Habitat Passive House is the first modular house with Passive House certification in the United States. Passive House is the most rigorous building energy standard in the world with the promise of reducing the heating energy consumption of buildings by 70-90% as compared with built-to-code structures.
"The Passive House Standard is the most rigorous building energy standard in the world. Consultants, projects or building components that have obtained the right to carry the logo have committed themselves to design excellence and the Passive House energy performance criteria."
A new house we designed has now earned the distinction of being a certified LEED for Homes house. The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Homes program is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance houses.