Certified Project

Rochester Passive House

Location: Honeoye Falls - Western New York
Building Type: Residential - Single-family
Construction Type: Wood Construction - New Construction
Project Phase: Complete
Certified Project: PHI Certified - Passive House PHI Certified
Year of Construction: 2016
Gross Square Footage: 2906

Project Contacts

Passive House Consultant: Rochester Passive House NYPH Member
Project Submitted by: Matthew Bowers


Project Description

Rochester Passive House, located in the rural setting of Honeoye Falls, NY, is certainly an example of how comfort is achieved though energy efficiency.
The 270 m2 home’s traditional farmhouse aesthetic cloaks a 16-inch double-wall assembly that is insulated with dense-packed cellulose, achieving an R-55. The interior load-bearing 2×4 wall acts as a service cavity. The carefully sealed ZIP system on the exterior side of the interior wall is the air barrier layer. A 1.5-inch rain screen gap and a weather resistant barrier layer on the exterior side of the double-wall assembly guard against moisture intrusion.
The southern glazing with optimized overhangs ensures maximum solar gain in the winter months and full shade in the summer months.
For more information or details visit: RochesterPassiveHouse.blogspot.com

This project was certified by the Passive House Academy (PHA)

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