Certified Passive House Tour, Part 2: Pre-Drywall with Nick Bray Architecture
Nick Bray Architecture is designing and building a high-performance, innovative and sustainable Certified Passive House. One of the many interesting aspects of the project is the modest size of the home, built on an accessible budget.
The project uses and tests innovative materials and technologies to overcome the many challenges it faces, including an integrated piling/shoring system, ICF foundations, HELIX concrete additive, SIPs panels, new eco-friendly spray-on membranes, fire-shutters etc. The challenges include:
- Building on a narrow 25′ wide lot [implications on PH modeling and fire spread]
- Building in a peat bog / high water-table, requiring an extensive piling/shoring/ tanking system
- Building to be earthquake resistant
- Designing for flexibility and space efficiency [using a split level design to fit 5 double bedrooms and 5 bathrooms into a 2,250sf house]
- Building for longevity [100 years +]
- Designing to generate renewable energy.
As a follow-up to the June 4th tour at the framing stage, now you will have the opportunity to see the project during construction, just prior to drywall installation, showcasing the envelope assemblies and all roughed-in services.
TOURS: Free to attend.
Friday November 8, 12pm – 4pm (tours start every hour, on the hour. Maximum 30 people per tour)
Saturday November 9, 12pm – 4pm (tours start every hour, on the hour. Maximum 30 people per tour)
Builder, renovators, designers, architects — industry interested in Passive House