Custom Home Building Blog by Sawlor Built Homes

Passive House Project: Trim

Progress continues at our Passive House Project! The Contemporary trim package is almost complete!

Passive House Project: Insulation

After insulating the house (but prior to drywall installation) our second blower door test was conducted, with a result of .37 @ 50 pascal. This is an incredible result that will significantly improve the energy performance (and comfort) of this home!

Passive House: Rain Water Collection System

The "Butterfly Roof System" is designed to collect and treat rain water to supply our Passive House with fresh water. 

Energy Efficient Homes - The Way to Build

There are different ways of achieving energy efficiency in a house. The passive house and net zero approaches are two of the best, as a passive house uses very little energy and a net zero house produces as much energy as it consumes.

Home Automation

Long ago, having a cable and a phone jack in your home was considered high tech. Today’s homes are bigger and more complex than ever before.

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You made us feel we were important customers and your goal was to fulfill our dream of building a quality home to meet our needs.

Carl & Gloria

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