Sustainability Lens: Passive House

Fishtown Passive House

Fishtown Passive House

The developer/builder of this Passive House wanted to push the intersection of better design / lower cost. Working closely with the builder, Re:Vision designed around typical dimensions for key elements such as framing, concrete forms, and cladding to reduce cost and waste while improving quality through cleaner joints.  The devil really is in the details, […]

Allen Residence

Allen Residence

As newspaper publishers, the Allens have a deadline-driven schedule and were looking for a low-maintenance, low-carbon place of respite. Coming from a large but dark 1970s suburban home, they craved light, openness, and connection to nature.  Perched on a wooded north-facing slope overlooking a canal, the site required a design that could balance competing interests […]

Silvergreen Residence

Silvergreen Residence

The Silvergreen Passive House simultaneously has one eye on its historic community and one looking towards the future of high performance home building.  Nestled within the borough of Bryn Atyn in the shadow of the community’s historic stone cathedral, this two family home was designed to appear as if it had always been there.  Its […]

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