Tag: Passive House

Passive House Project: Contemporary Siding

The Homeowners of our Passive House Project have selected natural wood siding and high density cement panels for their earth-friendly home on their beautiful ocean front property. 

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.


We were not only looking for a contractor, we were looking for a partnership. Lana and I feel very thankful to have found that partnership with Sawlor Construction.

Claude & Lana


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