Michael Hindle, CPHC, owner of Chesapeake Passive House, has had the good fortune of joining forces with a great group of folks at Entellis Collective (formerly Hamel Green). Michael is still available for Passive House consulting and Deep Energy Retrofits on all projects, please contact him at email@example.com
Michael Hindle will be participating in a Panel Discussion at the ACI (Affordable Comfort Institute) National Home Performance Conference in Baltimore entitled “Passive House: Yes or No?”. The Discussion will be on March 30th at 8:30 – 10:00 am under the “Shifting Paradigms” break-out track. The discussion promises to be an enlightening and frank discussion of the application of the Passive House Energy Standard in different climates and contexts. Participants will share perspectives from current projects, past projects and research. The conference agenda looks fantastic and the week promises to be very informative and inspiring. Please come join the discussion in Baltimore.
Chesapeake Passive House is collaborating with our design partner INDRAlogic on an exciting new Passive House in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland! The site is challenging but gorgeous. The steep slope, the view to the east demanding significant amounts of Eastern glazing, the demanding program, and the clients desire for the house to settle unobtrusively into the hill have offered a wonderful design problem to address, particularly in light of energy performance. The selected design follows the slope and delivers a wonderful experience of the views. The design benefits from earth mass and solar gain, and is on target to hit the Passive House standard. We believe this house will be a holistic, beautiful and low impact home. Please check back as we post on our discussions, discoveries and design!
The Gaddy House project progresses well. We are almost ready to submit for pre-certification through PHIUS. There are still details to work out as we determine how the envelope can best be panelized and pre-fabricated. Final selection of windows also awaits final analysis and pricing. We were pleased to be able to put up a display board at the 6th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Silver Spring, MD. Thanks to Miche Booz and his staff at Miche Booz Architect for putting the display together. You can find many of the wonderful presentations given at the conference by going to the schedule tab of the conference page (linked above).
Free Energy: Passive Building Strategies Every Builder Can Use
Even for those not ready to make the jump to a fully passive home, there are steps every builder can take to dramatically boost a home’s performance. Passive building may seem like the cutting edge in energy-efficient construction, but its principles are far from new—and in an industry where the stakes are too high to take a chance on a fad, that’s a good thing. Fortunately for builders, people around the world have been using passive building to keep their homes comfortable for more than a thousand years. Why? Because they work, and free energy doesn’t go out of style. more….
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