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the zero honeycomb | passive house, net zero: framing + taping

Our Net Zero, Passive House, Foam-Free home in New Jersey is taking shape!  The 2×6 framing has been completed and the plywood air barrier installed and taped.  Taping and air sealing the various overhangs and angles has been a challenge, but thanks to the diligence of the owner and Michael Hindle of Passive to Positive, the initial blower door test is set up to be a success!

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CarMic House on Green Building Advisor

Carri and Michael’s home renovation is being featured as a Guest Blog on Green Building Advisor!

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net zero | passive house, maryland: blown away by the first blower door

The seams have been taped, the membranes have been sealed and not a creature was stirring.  We seized the moment to conduct our first blower door test and assess our Passive House progress.

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We are thrilled to report a .2158 ACH50 at this initial stage.  The results brought great pride to the guys at Gosnell Builders who are putting this thing together and shocked Mark Watkins, our Rater with his lowest number ever recorded.

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Thanks to our great team for working together and always being willing to learn some new tricks.

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