Living in an Old House Remodeled to Passive House Standard
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2015 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
November 01, 2015
My husband, Kurt Hurley, and I are homeowners with passion for green building, and we've managed to reduce the energy consumption of our 93-year-old house by 80% through a very detailed renovation following the Passive House (PH) standard. Our home, the Midori Haus, is a bungalow in Santa Cruz, California, that was built in 1922 and was remodeled to the PH standard in 2012 and certified by Passivhaus Institute (PHI) in 2014. We kept the foundation, floor, roof, most of the framing, and the built-in furniture, and we reused many of the interior accents to honor the look and feel of the Craftsman-style home. Graham Irwin of Essential Habitat did the architectural design and PH modeling. Taylor Darling of Santa Cruz Green Builders built the house.
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