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ZERO on the Severn: Construction Starting on No Foam, Net Zero Retrofit in Annapolis

We are excited to begin construction on this Net Zero, Deep Energy Retrofit of a 1900’s bungalow set on an amazingly gorgeous, perfectly oriented site on the Severn River in Annapolis.  We are fortunate to have a client dedicated to efficiency, beauty and quality.  The result will be an extraordinary retrofit of a completely inefficient, moldy, run-down house into a foam-free, healthy, zero-energy home.  We are wrapping the existing exterior framing – wall and roof – in 5″ of mineral wool,  replacing and relocating windows with high-performance, triple-glazed windows and completely air sealing to create a Passive House level shell.  We are employing fixed and operable shading devices to provide necessary shading. Materials and design inside and out are natural, durable and environmentally friendly.  This project is another in collaboration with Michael Hindle of Passive to Positive.

the ZERO honeycomb: Net Zero, Passive House, No Foam AND an awesome staircase?!

One of the cool things about collaborating with a sculptor on the design of his house, is that you are privileged to be part of amazing, individual moments that punctuate the experience of the house.  One of these occurs at the house’s central stair going from basement to the second floor.  This stair was a collaboration between artist’s sketches overlaid with architect’s responsibility to meet building codes and be structurally sound.  The result being the ultimate definition of architecture – form and function are interdependent.

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